Wild boar attack: Fetus of pregnant victim unharmed, Singapore news and top stories

The wild boar attack on a manager of Punggol Secondary School on Tuesday left her with cruel bites and tears on her back, arms and legs.

According to Chinese newspaper Shin Min Daily News, the woman was pregnant, but her fetus was unharmed in the attack.

The Chinese night daily Lianhe Wanbao identified the woman as 32-year-old Alice Ng, who was attacked in Edgefield Plains in Punggol.

When she told her ordeal from her hospital bed at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital on Wednesday, Mrs. Ng said she did not provoke the animal and found that wild boar was in the area after the attack.

Ms Ng, who is expected to be discharged next week, told Wanbao: "I listened to music on my earphones, a strong force then struck me from behind."

She added: "Only when I was hit on the floor did I realize that it was a big wild boar."

The mad pig rushed and bit her repeatedly, told Mrs. Ng, tore her blouse and cut her back. Damned, bleeding and in pain, Ms. Ng said she had no strength to escape.

A passing cyclist then tried to use his bike to drive the boar away. Another passer-by called an ambulance.

Two Punggol Secondary students hurried to the scene and used the lid of a nearby rubbish bin to help the cyclist protect Ng from the animal until the animal ran away.

When the attack took place just outside her school, Mrs. Ng told Wanbao: "I fear that there is danger for the students, there is also a kindergarten opposite and if the young children are attacked, the consequences are inconceivable."

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AGM) said yesterday that from January to July this year it received about 150 cases of wild boar-related feedback on the island.

Last year, it received a total of 310 feedback cases, more than double the 140 cases in 2016 and almost four times the 80 cases in 2015.

In Punggol, 33 cases were reported in the first seven months of this year, which exceeded the 27 cases reported throughout the year in the area.

"The public must contribute by not feeding wild animals and ensuring proper food discharge, as irresponsible food changes their behavior and makes them dependent on people for food, which can lead to conflicts between humans and animals," said AVA. Toh Ting Wei

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