Nuapada: At least eight persons sustained critical injuries after a bear attacked them at Karangamala village under Boden block in the district on Sunday.
Reportedly, the bear entered the village in the morning and attacked the villagers leaving eight of them injured. The wild bear also triggered panic among the villagers.
On being informed, the forest officers reached the spot and launched an operation to catch the bear. However, the officials could not trace the bear till the last report came in.