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Man killed by hog in Hungary

English.news.cn   2010-08-09 08:38:33 FeedbackPrintRSS

 
A 35-year-old man was fatally bitten by a hog he was keeping in Zala County, southwestern Hungary, Sunday, August 9, 2010. He bled to death before the ambulance helicopter dispatched to help could reach him. A two-hour resuscitation effort failed. (Photo: Xinhua/Agencies)

BUDAPEST, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- A 35-year-old man was fatally bitten by a hog he was keeping in Zala County, southwestern Hungary, on Sunday.

The hog, a 140-150 kg Hungarian breed called a mangalitsa, sometimes known as a curly-coated pig, broke out of its pen and as the owner attempted to force it back inside, the animal bit its owner on the thigh, severing an artery, local wire service MTI reported.

The father of three, whose name was not released, bled to death before the ambulance helicopter dispatched to help could reach him. A two-hour resuscitation effort failed.

The man's employer, veterinarian Laszlo Belso, said the dead man had regularly demonstrated a high level of expertise when working with animals, which was part of his job. This particular hog, said Belso, had broken out of its pen several times previously.

Police are investigating the fatality.

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A 35-year-old man was fatally bitten by a hog he was keeping in Zala County, southwestern Hungary, Sunday, August 9, 2010. He bled to death before the ambulance helicopter dispatched to help could reach him. A two-hour resuscitation effort failed. (Photo: Xinhua/Agencies)

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