The attack occurred in the Toddang Pulu village in eastern Indonesia. Ambo Ella, a spokesman for the Sidendeng Rappang District, said that about 10 monkeys entered the village on Monday night. Ambo believes that the monkeys came from the Toddang Lowa forest, which is nearly 5 miles from the village.
Ambo said that the monkeys crept into homes and started attacking the people in the village. A 16-year-old boy was badly bitten during the attack. The boy is now in critical condition at the hospital.
It’s unclear why the monkeys, which are usually afraid of humans and flee when they hear human voices, emerged and attacked.
Local authorities are investigating to find out what prompted the attack, which caused panic among villagers.end of story marker