Monkeys Attack Village in Eastern Indonesia, injure seven

Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:10 PM  |  Updated Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:31 PM   |   0 comments

Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A group of monkeys attacked a village in Indonesia this week injuring seven people, one of whom is in critical condition, The Jakarta Post reported.

The attack took place in the Toddand Pulu village in eastern Indonesia. According to witnesses, 10 monkeys entered the village Monday night, crept into homes and began attacking people.

One of the victims, was a 16-year old boy who was badly bitten by one of the primates. He is is now in critical condition at the hospital, the Inquisitr reported.

Ambo Ella, a spokeswoman for the Sidendeng Rappang District, said the monkeys emerged from the Toddang Lowa forest which is about seven kilometers from the village. She denied the animals were forced out of the forest by local residents, arguing that the To Lotang indigenous people still use the forest to hold their rituals.

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