At least 15 people, including a woman, were injured as a fox bit them at Patharghata and Bazarkhola villages in Sirajdikhan upazila on Sunday night, reports UNB.
The victims were admitted to Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) at Mohakhali in the capital.
According to villagers, a fox bit seven people at Patharghata village between 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. They are Sabbir, 10, Salim Kazi, 33, Julhash, 55, Foyez Uddin, 30, Al Amin, 30, Musa Maji, 55, and Rezia Begum, 55.
Moreover, six more people were attacked by a fox at Bazarkhola village in the upazila and their identities could not be known immediately.
Following the incident, panic gripped the villagers. And they are not going outside after evening, sources said.
Sayem Hossain Murad, a village doctor, said some of the victims came to him for taking treatment but he referred all of them at IDH in Dhaka to take vaccine.
When contacted, Sirajdikhan Upazila Health Officer Dr Dulal Hossain said that he was not aware of such incident.
“So far I know, no patient bitten by fox was admitted to the upazila health complex.”