Wild boar rampages through Chinese village killing man

Wild boar rampages through Chinese village killing man

The wild boar also attacked a woman (Stock image)

Friday, February 2, 2018

A wild boar has gone on a rampage through a Chinese village, resulting in the death of a man, according to local media.

The incident took place on Wednesday (January 31) in a village near Ankang outside the man's home, Beijing Youth Daily said.

CCTV showed that others had attempted to push the animal away from the man, but this wasn't successful.

The boar then launched another attack on a woman who happened to be the daughter-in-law of the man who died.

She had been on the phone to someone on her mobile when the animal approached, The South China Morning Post reported.

The chief of the village said that while the area has many wild animals and wild boar, this is the first time one of them has attacked a resident of the village. 

Li Yufeng suspected the attack was due to "the snow in the mountains over the previous days" which has meant the wild boar have "come down from the hills to find food in the village".

The animal has now been killed by armed police officers.

Despite this, it is illegal for those who live in the village to kill the boars without a licence for hunting. Li said "villagers can only be careful and try to escape."

The family of the man who died are calling for the government to provide them with compensation.