September 25, 2022

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Vacationer injured in vicious monkey assault at India’s Taj Mahal – ‘crying in ache’

A Spanish vacationer was injured in a violent monkey assault inside India’s Taj Mahal. The creatures roam free on the world-famous monument.

The girl, Sandra, was visiting the seventeenth century monument on Monday when she was bitten by the monkey.

She was reportedly taking pictures on the Taj Mahal when the vicious primates launched their assault.

The vacationer injured her leg and was given emergency therapy on the scene by officers from the Archaeological Survey of India.

She was then taken to hospital for therapy and an eyewitness mentioned the girl was “crying in ache”.

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Yogesh Paras, a photographer on the scene, mentioned: “I noticed the girl crying in ache at round 7am close to the primary mausoleum.

“She was attacked by monkeys. One had bitten her on the left leg.”

There are an estimated 50 million monkeys in India and experiences of assaults have risen over the previous few years.

Greater than 10,000 monkeys are thought to roam round Agra metropolis, the place the Taj Mahal is predicated.


Specialists have additionally mentioned that incidents can happen when vacationers get too near monkeys in an effort to take pictures.

The monkeys are generally fed by individuals which is regarded as partly chargeable for the growth of their numbers.

Individuals who have been bitten by a monkey ought to search medical therapy as it may be harmful because of the danger of rabies.

The Taj Mahal is India’s most iconic monument and is visited by as much as eight million individuals per yr.

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