2 hospitalised in Indonesia after Komodo attack
JAKARTA (AP) - A park official says two people have been hospitalised after being attacked by a giant Komodo dragon that wandered into the office of a wildlife park in eastern Indonesia.
An official at Komodo National Park, Heru Rudiharto, said on Wednesday the 2-metre-long Komodo dragon attacked a park ranger after wandering into the office on Tuesday. It then attacked another park employee who came to help him. Both were badly bitten and were evacuated to a hospital on Bali Island.
Rudiharto said the park ranger was also attacked by a Komodo dragon in 2009.
Endangered Komodo dragons can grow longer than 3 metres. Fewer than 4,000 are believed to be alive. They are found in the wild primarily on the eastern Indonesian islands of Komodo, Padar and Rinca.