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Mother saves son from mountain lion in Colorado

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DENVER — A mother fought off a mountain lion that attacked her five-year-old son while he was playing with his older brother outside his home in western Colorado on Friday, the local sheriff said.

The unidentified boy`s mother heard screams and raced outside the house northwest of Aspen where she found the cougar on top of her son, the Pitkin County Sheriff`s Office said.

The woman ‘was able to physically remove her son from the mountain lion” and the boy`s father called 911 as he drove his son to hospital, the sheriff added.

A hospital spokeswoman said the child sustained injuries to his face, head and neck and was in fair condition. His mother was treated for injuries to her hands and legs and released.

Sheriff`s deputies and a law enforcement officer from the U.S. Forest Service found the mountain lion in the front yard of the residence and put it down, the sheriff said.

Officials were searching for a second mountain lion after witnesses said two lions were seen in the area prior to the incident, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife department said.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said there have been two, possible three, fatalities related to mountain lion attacks in the state since 1991, while some 16 people have been injured by cougars since 1970.

The last known attack in the state occurred in July 2015 when a young lion attacked a man as he fished in a remote area in northwest Colorado, the wildlife department said.

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One killed, two injured in jeep accident

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BAJURA— A jeep driver lost his life while two passengers sustained injuries in a jeep accident at Budhiganga Municipality in Bajura on Thursday.

The jeep (Se 1 Ja 543) en route to Martadi from Khaptad Chhededaha Rural Municipality met accident after the jeep lost balance and fell some 100 meters off the road.

According to the Bajura District Police Office, driver Dhan Bahadur Saud, 40, of Tribeni Municipality died on the spot while Saud’s son Nawaraj, 22, and Kumbha Budha of Khaptad Chhededaha Rural Municipality were injured in the incident.

The injured are receiving treatment at Bayalpata Hospital, Achham.

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