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Brit hiker rushed to hospital after being gored by YAK whose horn went ‘through her leg’ near Mount Everest


A BRITISH hiker was left seriously injured after being attacked by a yak while she was climbing Mount Everest.

Emma Keen had to be airlifted to hospital after the yak’s horn went through her leg leaving her with a three-inch cut.

The Brit was attacked by a yak while climbing Mount Everest


The Brit was attacked by a yak while climbing Mount EverestCredit: Getty

The Brit who was on a mission to climb Everest in a bid to raise funds for charity was attacked by the animal on the fourth day of the trek.

Despite bleeding heavily, Emma luckily received emergency first aid by other members of the trek.

Recalling the horror moment of the attack she told Wales Online: “I was speaking to my brother and his wife and their son Bobi showing them the yak on FaceTime.I was around two metres away from him.

“Without warning I could hear the hoofs pounding towards me, a sharp stabbing pain in the top of my leg.

“It threw me up in the air around a metre and I landed back down with a thud. Clutching my upper leg I looked and the yak was dragging its hoof in the dusty ground ready to go at me for a second time with his horns down.

“I screamed and managed to raise my leg and shout. With that I got up and [fellow team member] Lloyd went for help.

“I was then airlifted to hospital where the medical staff cleaned my wound and stitched me up.”

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