Brothers injured in stray dog attack


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 28 Dec 2013

GEORGE TOWN: Two brothers suffered serious injuries and slipped into a coma after they were attacked by stray dogs at Taman Cermai in Permatang Pauh, Seberang Prai.

Suhail Zolkifly, 14, and Omar Zolkifly, 11, were walking in the vicinity of the residential area when a pack of stray dogs attacked them at about 3pm on Wednesday.

Their father Zolkifly Md Lazim, 50, said he was informed that some passers-by had heard the boys screaming for help, adding that his sons fell on the ground and knocked their heads while trying to escape.

“They hurt their heads and slipped into a coma, but regained consciousness the following day,” he said when contacted yesterday.

Zolkifly, the president of DBM Maternity Hospital in Permatang Pauh, said they could not recall how many dogs attacked them.

He added that both boys, who are being warded at a private hospital here, suffered injuries to their bodies and faces.

Suhail received three stitches on his head due to dog bites.

“They are in stable condition now, but they vomit each time they try to eat something. I hope this attack will not leave any side effects or trauma in their lives,” said Zolkifly.

The father of five said stray dogs had been a nuisance in the housing estate.

He added that he would lodge a complaint at the Seberang Prai Municipal Council once his sons had been discharged from hospital.

In a separate case, a 17-year-old youth, who had obtained his motorcycle licence barely a month ago, died in an accident in Jalan Tun Sardon here.

It is learnt that Muhamad Amri Amran was on his way to Bukit Jambul Complex to pick up his mobile phone from a shop when the accident took place at about 10am yesterday.

He had earlier enrolled at Balik Pulau Polytechnic before heading to the mall.

A friend passing by the accident scene recognised Muhamad Amri’s helmet and contacted his family.

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