Guj: Lion cub crushed to death by train

A lion cub was killed after being run over by a train at a village near Gir National Park in Amreli district.

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2012, 16:12 PM IST

Vadodara: A lion cub was killed after being run over by a train at a village near Gir National Park in Amreli district.

"The postmortem confirmed that the cub was killed in a train accident," deputy conservator of forest J M Makwana said today.

The body of the cub, around 5-6 months` old, was found lying near the Rajula-Pipavav railway track yesterday, Makwana said.

Spread over 1,412 sq kms of forest land, the Gir National Park falls under the jurisdiction of Junagadh and Amreli and houses 411 Asiatic lions, as per a census conducted in April 2010.

PTI