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Stray dogs injure 10 children in Kupwara; 5 hospitalized

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Srinagar: At least ten children were injured by a pack of stray dogs at Dardapora Lolab in Kupwara district of north Kashmir on Sunday afternoon, locals and officials said.

Quoting the sources, news agency GNS reported that the pack of dogs attacked the children at Lawadi Mohalla of Dardpora, injuring 10 of them.

Five of the injured were taken to Sub District Hospital Sogam wherefrom three were referred to District Hospital Kupwara for specialized treatment to grievous wounds.

An official at SDH Sogam confirmed that five children were received at the hospital and three were later shifted to District Hospital Kupwara.

The injured have been identified as Shakir Ahmad, Ashiq Hassan Sheikh, Imtiaz Ahmad Bhat, Nelofar and V Akther.

It was passers-by who chased the dogs away otherwise the injuries would have been very serious or even fatal, local residents said.

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