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Over 300 people killed by wild animals since 2000

Last Updated: Monday, January 11, 2010 - 14:09

Dehra Dun: Around 300 people have been
killed and over 800 others injured by wild animals in
Uttarkhand since 2000, of them, 35 persons were killed and
over 100 injured last year, as per the state forest department
data.

Among the wild animals, mostly leopards, elephants, and
bears have attacked humans beings.

Over 200 people have been killed by leopards between 2000
and 2009, with 19 being killed last year.

12 people have been killed by elephants and six persons,
including two women, have been killed by bears.

There is a provision of providing compensation of Rs 1
lakh to the dead, while those who have been seriously injured
would be provided a compensation of Rs 50,000 and those with
minor wounds will receive Rs 25,000, forest official RBS Rawat
said.

Most people got killed when they strayed into deep
jungles while collecting wood, he added. -

PTI

First Published: Monday, January 11, 2010 - 14:09
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