Indonesia: Kerinci resident injured in tiger attack

Jon Afrizal The Jakarta Post 26 May 18;

A Jambi woman, 58, was attacked by a tiger as she was working on her farm on Thursday.

Rusmayati, a resident of Pungut Mudik village, Air Hangat Timur district, Kerinci regency, Jambi, suffered serious wounds on her right shoulder, back and forehead.

She is currently undergoing medical treatment at Mayjend A.Thalib General Hospital (RSU) in Sungai Penuh city, Jambi.

The Jambi Natural Resources Conservation Agency’s (BKSDA) conservation division head Udin Ikhwanuddin said the incident happened when Rusmayati and her husband, Usman, 60, were working on their farm at 2:30 p.m. local time on Thursday.

“The tiger attacked her from behind,” Udin said on Friday.

Helped by Datrizal, a member of the District Military Command (Kodim) 0417/KRC, Usman brought his wife to a health clinic in Sungai Penuh after the attack.

“Currently, Rusmayati is still in intensive care. She underwent surgery at RSU Mayjend A.Thalib at 8 p.m. local time on Thursday,” said Udin.

He added that BKSDA Jambi personnel and a Sumatran tiger patrol team were investigating the incident. (ebf)