News, Northern Bahr el-ghazal

Fox bites two people in Aweil West County

By Hou Akot Hou


Two people in Aweil West County, Northern Bahr El State have been bitten by a fox on Monday night, raising concerns about potential rabies exposure.

According to Lual Khamis Lual, deputy director of Nyamlel Hospital, the victims were a 50-year-old woman named Akon Lual Kur and a 10-year-old boy, Door Achak Agany.

The two were attacked around 8:00 PM, while walking to a neighbor’s house.

“The woman sustained a serious bite wound on her arm that bled profusely,” Khamis said. “The boy suffered a bite injury to his knee.”

Both victims are receiving treatment at the hospital.

Khamis urged the public to remain vigilant, especially at night, and to carry strong walking sticks to deter wild animals. He expressed concern that the fox may be rabid, as it exhibited aggressive behavior.

This incident follows a similar case last year in Udhum Payam, where two people were bitten by an unknown animal.

Locals have called for the elimination of such animals, but officials warn against violating wildlife protection regulations.


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