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Dog biting foreign tourists in Vietnam’s Nha Trang put down

Dog biting foreign tourists in Vietnam’s Nha Trang put down

Friday, February 24, 2023, 15:51 GMT+7
Dog biting foreign tourists in Vietnam’s Nha Trang put down
The tourist’s arms are operated and bandaged after being bitten by the dog. Photo: Minh Chien / Tuoi Tre

Veterinarians in Nha Trang City of Khanh Hoa Province, south-central Vietnam have euthanized a dog that attacked a foreign traveler on Sunday.

The dog was raised by the family of Do Xuan Tung, residing on Hai Ba Thang Muoi Street in Vinh Hiep Commune, Nha Trang City.

Nguyen Chi Dung, chairman of the People’s Committee of Vinh Hiep Commune, said that the dog is a Central Asian Shepherd, a breed also known as Alabai, with certificates on origin and vaccination.

The local authorities, veterinarians and the dog owner reached a consensus to give the dog an anesthetic, then put it to sleep in order to ensure safety for other people.

The dog bit a lot of people, including a UK visitor, causing him to suffer serious wounds on both of his arms. 

The family of Do Xuan Tung is taking care of the foreign victim.

The dog that attacks the foreign visitor. Photo: Thuc Nghi / Tuoi Tre
The dog that attacks the foreign visitor. Photo: Thuc Nghi / Tuoi Tre

Doctor Tran Ngoc Khanh from the Khanh Hoa General Hospital said that the UK patient, named Staker Zachary Paul, 19, is now in stable condition and has been vaccinated against rabies.

He will be discharged from the hospital in the next three days.

Staker Zachary Paul recalled that he and his friend were walking on the street on Sunday morning when he was attacked by a dog.

He tried to use his backpack to hit the dog’s head and face, and local residents and his friend tried to separate the dog from him.

Following the incident, the Nha Trang authorities plan to re-establish teams responsible for dealing with stray dogs.

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Thanh Ha - Minh Chien / Tuoi Tre News

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