Budgam, July 09 according to local mews agency (KNO): A 55-year-old man was injured in a bear attack in Shoplian Khag area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Thursday morning.

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) the man left from his home for work was attacked by a bear and injured him critically.

He said that the man was rescued by some passers-by after he was attacked by the bear.

Meanwhile, a video has gone viral on social media wherein the man was attacked by a bear and later being rescued by passers-by

The official identified the man as Ghulam Qadir Sheikh son of Sattar Ahmed Sheikh, a resident of Shoplian Khag.

He said that man was rushed to a nearby hospital in a critical condition from where he was shifted to the Srinagar Hospital for advanced treatment—(KNO)