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Royal Bengal tiger's carcass found in flood-hit Kaziranga National Park

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 2 August 2016, 19:35 IST

The carcass of an adult male Royal Bengal tiger was found in inundated Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in upper Assam on 2 August.

Kaziranga Divisional Forest Officer Sivashish Das told PTI that the tiger's carcass was found in Siga Forest Camp under Agoratoli Range.

However, according to the PTI report, preliminary investigation suggested that the animal did not die because of the flood but had died after a fight with buffaloes.

A total 298 animals, including hog deer, wild boars, and 17 rhinos have been killed in the current wave of floods that have submerged 90% of the World Heritage site, forest officials said.

The flood situation in Assam has worsened with the death toll rising to 21 in the current deluge, while nearly 18 lakh people reeled under the impact.

In the current wave of flood, nearly 18 lakh people across 3,374 villages in 22 districts were hit.

The affected districts are Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Jorhat, Bongaigaon, Dhemaji, Barpeta, Goalpara, Dhubri, Darrang, Morigaon, Sonitpur, Kaziranga, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Kokrajhar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Biswanath, Kamrup Metropolitan, Chirang, Nagaon, Kamrup and South Kamrup.

--With PTI inputs

First published: 2 August 2016, 19:35 IST
 
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