Chamba (Dec 27) Panic spread among the people, when eight persons were bitten by rabid-dog, in Saluni market, district Chamba, the official source confirmed here today.
Block Medical Officer, Saluni, Sanjay Gupta told Himvani that as many as eight people were registered in the First Referral Unit (FRU) Hospital at Saluni of Chamba district today after they were bitten by a rapid-dog.
The incident occurred when people were busy in an election campaign and a rabid-dog appeared in the Sulani market and bit eight people.
The local people said panic still prevailed in the entire locality, as dog suddenly disappeared. It had also bitten number of cattle and stray animals which could create alarming situation if they were not injected with rabies vaccine.
Most of wounded immediately rushed to hospital, as soon as they were bitten because saliva and blood was dropping out from the month of dog which further created terror in the minds of the people, the official said.