A wild boar in China has attacked an old man (circled) in a village as his family witnessed it

Horrifying moment wild boar attacks villagers in China

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A wild boar in northwest China was shot dead by snipers after attacking an old man and his daughter-in-law in a village.

CCTV footage shows the boar attacking an elderly man who fell on the ground, as his four family members try to distract it using shovels.

The 66-year-old man has died and a woman was seriously injured.

A wild boar in China has attacked an old man (circled) in a village as his family witnessed it

A wild boar in China has attacked an old man (circled) in a village as his family witnessed it

A wild boar in China has attacked an old man (circled) in a village as his family witnessed it

They try to use shovels to draw the boar's attention away from the 66-year-old Zhang

They try to use shovels to draw the boar's attention away from the 66-year-old Zhang

They try to use shovels to draw the boar’s attention away from the 66-year-old Zhang

As stated by Beijing Youth Daily, the elderly man, surnamed Zhang, was chased after by a 220lbs wild boar when he was picking the coal to make fire in his house on January 31 afternoon.

Zhang was living in Peiba village in Ziyang of Shaanxi Province, along with a bedridden wife, his son and daughter-in-law.

The surrounding CCTV footage captured the moment of the brutal attack when Zhang was hit on the floor.

The elderly's daughter-in-law is making a phone call but the beast is approaching to her closely

The elderly's daughter-in-law is making a phone call but the beast is approaching to her closely

It hits and pushes her onto the ground fiercely

It hits and pushes her onto the ground fiercely

The elderly’s daughter-in-law is making a phone call but the beast is approaching to her closely (left). It hits and pushes her onto the ground fiercely (right)

The woman is seriously injured and has to be taken to the hospital immediately

The woman is seriously injured and has to be taken to the hospital immediately

However, the 66-year-old has died in the boar attack

However, the 66-year-old has died in the boar attack

The woman is seriously injured and has to be taken to the hospital immediately (left). However, the 66-year-old has died in the boar attack (right)

Four villagers, including his daughter-in-law, known by the surname Xie, were driving the boar’s attention away from the old man.

Xie was gored by the animal when she was making a phone call. She fell and crawled along the ground.

She was seriously injured and had to send to hospital for treatment.

Ziyang Police Bureau issued a statement claiming that they had sent out officers and snipers to the location to shoot down the wild boar.

Snipers had to use QBZ-95, an assault rifle to kill the boar at 40 metres (131ft) away.

Police officers also reminded the public not to alert the wild boar by assaulting or shouting. 

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