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Spider attack toll goes up to 2

The toll in the venomous spider attack has gone to two in Assam where around 12 people are still undergoing treatment. The victims often complain of painful swelling. Both the victims hailed from Tinsukia district. But there is no confirmation. According to the district administration, the victims were cremated before autopsies could be done. Seven other victims have been treated with antibiotics against infection after they also tried to drain their wounds.


The spiders were first noticed about a month ago across Tinsukia district's grassy plains and dense jungle forests north of the Brahmaputra River. Meanwhile, villagers are keeping lamps on at night and standing guard against spiders entering their mud-and-thatch huts.

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