Shepherd mauled by bear in Gümüşhane

May 21, 2012, Monday/ 15:06:00/ TODAY'S ZAMAN

A shepherd was mauled on Monday in the Kelkit district of the northeastern province of Gümüşhane.

Osman İn, 17, who was grazing his sheep in the village of Çambaşı in Kelkit, was attacked by a bear and scuffled with it for a while. Two friends then came to help the young man upon hearing his screams and shouts.

Friends called his relatives, who took him to Kelkit State Hospital for initial treatment. İn was then sent to the Gümüşhane State Hospital's plastic surgery department, where he was reported to be in good condition.

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