Man Mauled by Dogs in Bulgaria Out of Danger

Society | April 2, 2012, Monday // 16:08|  views

The latest victim of Sofia stray dogs Boteo Tachkov. Photo by personal archive

A 88-year man, who was rushed to hospital in critical condition after being mauled by a pack of stray dogs in a Sofia district, has awoken from his coma.

Following long days and nights of battles for his life and a number of surgeries, doctors are optimistic that his life now is out of danger.

Boteo Tachkov, a renowned economist, was brutally attacked by a large pack of stray dogs in the Malinova Dolina quarter in the Bulgarian capital at the end of last month.

The man was taking his usual afternoon stroll outside the residential block he lives in when the dogs turned on him.

Doctors at the Military Medical Hospital in Sofia say the main factor threatening the man's life is his age, as well as the likelihood of cardiac problems. The injuries, inflicted by the dogs, cover 30% of the man's body.

The patient's left foot and ears have been almost completely ravaged by the stray dogs, he has deep lacerations on the legs.

The eyes of the professor have been injured badly but doctors refuse to make any forecasts.

He will have to undergo a number of plastic surgeries too.

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