A foreign visitor was hospitalized on the weekend after being bitten by a dog in Nha Trang, a famous beach city in Khanh Hoa Province, south-central Vietnam.
An official from the People’s Committee in Vinh Hiep Commune, Nha Trang City confirmed on Monday that the administration is verifying and handling the incident.
Two foreign tourists were walking along 23-10 Street on Sunday morning when one of them was attacked by a dog, the official quoted eyewitnesses as saying.
After hearing screams for help, local residents rushed to the scene and took the victim to Khanh Hoa General Hospital for emergency treatment.
The victim, 19, suffered many wounds on both of his arms, according to doctors.
After being given stitches, the patient is now in stable condition and will remain at the hospital for further care.
|The tourist suffered serious wounds on his arms. Photo: Thuc Nghi / Tuoi Tre|
Some eyewitnesses said the dog was a Central Asian Shepherd, a breed also known as ‘Alabai.’
This breed typically weighs 50-79 kilograms and measures 65-78 centimeters tall.
Although the dog is usually chained to a long leash, it has been able to easily run out of the house and attack people, according to local residents.
“The dog bit a lottery ticket seller the other day, and the victim also needed hospitalization,” said Ho Ngoc Hien, a sanitary worker in Vinh Hiep Commune.
The commune administration has tasked the local police unit with working with the dog owner and handling the case.