7 Hurt After Mob of Wild Monkeys Attacks Village

Unknown why 10 monkeys rampaged in Indonesian village.

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013  |  Updated 12:42 PM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
7 Hurt After Mob of Wild Monkeys Attacks Village

FILE Getty Images

A mob of monkeys (not the one shown in this file image) attacked an Indonesian village.

advertisement

A mob of wild monkeys has gone on a rampage in a village in eastern Indonesia, entering houses and attacking residents. Seven people were injured, including one who is in critical condition.

Ambo Ella, a spokesman for Sidendeng Rappang District in South Sulawesi province, says the surprise attack by about 10 monkeys happened in Toddang Pulu village.

He said Wednesday that a 16-year-old boy was badly bitten in the attack Monday and is being treated at the hospital

He believes the troop came from a nearby forest protected by a local tribe. It's unclear why the monkeys, which are usually afraid of humans and flee when they hear human voices, emerged and attacked.

Local authorities are investigating to find out what prompted the attack, which caused panic among villagers.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get NBCDFW on Mobile!
Get NBCDFW's free news and weather... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out