Thursday, April 03, 2014

Two lions run over by vehicle on road in Amreli

Two lions run over by vehicle on road in Amreli
The Times of India

In a tragic incident, two lions were run over by a vehicle on Bhavnagar-Somnath coastal highway on Tuesday night.

According to sources, the incident occurred near Hemal village in Jafrabad taluka of Amreli district when two lions were crossing the highway and vehicle hit them. The wild cats died on the spot.

The local police and forest department officials rushed to the spot and taken lions' dead body for post mortem at Jasadhar animal care centre in Dhari.

The incidents of lions dying unnatural deaths are increasing in Amreli district.

'There are over 40 lions in Rajula-Jafarabad coastal belt in Amreli district but they were left to fend for themselves as there is no patrolling here to control the nuisance which disturbs the lions. This has made lions' conservation in miserable conditions'' said Vipul Laheri, honorary wildlife warden, Amreli.

In last three months, three lions, one of the lionesses pregnant with three cubs were runover by goods' trains on Savarkundla-Rajula track.

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