December 22, 2016 01:26 PM NPT
BARDIYA, Dec 22: A royal bengal tiger was killed after being hit by a bus at Kuwabhar along the Karnali-Amreni road section of the East-West Highway on Wednesday night.
The tiger was run over by a passenger bus with registration number Na 4 Kha-2887, said Ramesh Thapa, chief conservation officer of Bardiya National Park. The bus was heading for Kathmandu from Dhangadhi.
He described the death of the grown-up male tiger as a big loss for the park.
Park officials said they have detained the driver and the bus for investigations.