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Man injured in wild boar attack outside Singapore condominium

SINGAPORE: A 44-year-old man was injured when a wild boar attacked him outside a condominium at Hillview Avenue on Thursday (Oct 19) morning.
He suffered cuts and lacerations on both legs. The Straits Times understands that the man was walking towards Hillview MRT station when he spotted the animal approaching him.
As he tried to run, he lost his balance and fell. The wild boar subsequently charged at him.
The wild boar was then hit by a passing bus as it tried to escape, and suffered injuries. It later died. 
The man was taken conscious to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.
Photos posted on social media showed the wild boar lying on the ground. Republic Polytechnic student Agnes Chan, 19, who witnessed the aftermath of the attack, said she spotted the animal near the condominium bus stop.
"There were medics surrounding the injured man and police officers cordoned off the bus stop," she told The Straits Times.
"I had to alight from the bus just before the bus stop to walk to the MRT station."
While wild boar sightings are quite common in Singapore, attacks are relatively rare.
The last reported attack occurred on June 30, when a woman who was walking her dog near Windsor Nature Park was gored in the leg by a wild boar.
She received 60 stitches for her 10cm-long wound.
Last month, there were two road accidents involving wild boars in two days, which resulted in five people being taken to hospital.
Should members of the public encounter a wild boar, they are advised to:
- Be calm and move slowly away from the animal. Do not approach or attempt to feed the animal.
- Keep a safe distance and do not corner or provoke the animal such as by using a flash while taking pictures of it.
- If you see adults with young piglets, leave them alone. These are potentially more dangerous because they may attempt to defend their young.
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