CHITWAN, July 21: The number of casualties due to attack by wild animals in Chitwan National Park and buffer zones is increasing.
As per the CNP record, as many as 14 people have lost their lives there during the last fiscal year (2073/74 BS) while five people were killed in previous fiscal year (2072/2073 BS).
Of them, seven were killed in rhino attack, five in elephant attack and two in tiger attack.
Similarly, 30 people were injured in the wild animals' attack in last fiscal year, shared CNP information officer Nurendra Aryal.
Similarly, six people were also killed in course of collecting grass in the nearby community forest areas due to attacks by wild animals straying out from the national park.
An Indian national had also lost his life in course of visiting the elephant breeding centre last year. The CNP is providing Rs 500,000 compensation to the family of the deceased and Rs 100,000 to the injured for their medical treatment.
Recently the both compensation amounts have been doubled. The CNP has appealed to the people to adopt precaution while visiting CNP and nearby areas. RSS