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6 December 2012
Press Trust of India
GANGTOK, 6 DEC: The villagers of Lower Gyer of Shipgyer GPU in Upper Dzongu, North Sikkim have been advised by the panchayat secretary and other panchayat members to refrain from entering the jungle there owing to the risk of wild bear attacks, official sources said today.
One person was killed there in a bear attack last week, they said. It is learnt that the bear is still in the jungles around the village with more sightings reported in the area and the panchayat secretary has also advised the people to even avoid the approach footpath which connects with the PWD road after daylight hours.
The panchayat and public here have requested the concerned Wild Life Division to take necessary action for the safety of the public.