Friday, 11 September 2015

Tiger killed in Train accident at Valmiki Tiger Reserve

One tigress (Panthera tigris) was found dead near Bagaha-Chitauni railway tracks of East Central Railway on 10 September 2015. Forest officials claimed that the tiger was killed after being hit by a train under Madanpur range of division-II of Valmiki Tiger Reserve (VTR), Bihar around 290km northwest of Patna. Around 6km of the section of the railway tracks passes through Madanpur range, which falls in the western part of the VTR. The section was made operational in 1992 and more than a dozen passenger and goods trains pass through the stretch daily.

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