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A Spanish tourist was injured in a violent monkey attack inside India’s Taj Mahal. The creatures roam free on the world-famous monument.

The lady, Sandra, was visiting the seventeenth century monument on Monday when she was bitten by the monkey.

She was reportedly taking photos on the Taj Mahal when the vicious primates launched their attack.

The tourist injured her leg and was given emergency treatment on the scene by officials from the Archaeological Survey of India.

She was then taken to hospital for treatment and an eyewitness said the girl was “crying in pain”.

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Yogesh Paras, a photographer on the scene, said: “I saw the girl crying in pain at around 7am near the primary mausoleum.

“She was attacked by monkeys. One had bitten her on the left leg.”

There are an estimated 50 million monkeys in India and reports of attacks have risen over the past few years.

Greater than 10,000 monkeys are thought to roam around Agra city, where the Taj Mahal is predicated.


Experts have also said that incidents can occur when tourists get too near monkeys in an effort to take photos.

The monkeys are sometimes fed by people which is regarded as partly chargeable for the boom of their numbers.

Individuals who have been bitten by a monkey should seek medical treatment as it may possibly be dangerous as a consequence of the danger of rabies.

The Taj Mahal is India’s most iconic monument and is visited by as much as eight million people per 12 months.

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