Vishakapatnam: Two people were killed and six others injured after a wild bear attacked them on Sunday in Srikakulam district. The incident occurred on the outskirts of the Sonampet near cashew trees yard.

According to the villagers, the bear attacked a victim Urmila who was busy with her work in the agricultural fields. On seeing the bear, Urmila's husband and other villagers who tried to rescue her from the wild animal also got injured while fighting with it. However, the villagers later killed the bear and shifted the injured to the hospital.

Two of the victims Urmila and her husband Tirupati Rao who belong to Yerramukkam village died while undergoing treatment in the hospital. The condition of other victims are stated to be critical.