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Bison killed in Bengal's Jalpaiguri after being hit by

Press Trust of India  |  Jalpaiguri 

A has been killed after being hit by a pickup van in West Bengal's district, officials said Tuesday.

The incident happened on 31 that passes through the area in Nagrakata block's Panjhora.

Around 5.30 pm when a was crossing the road, a pickup van that was coming from Nagrakata hit the animal, killing it instantly, officials said.

Forest officials rushed to the spot after the incident and have started looking for the vehicle.

According to forest department sources, the was male.

They said necessary arrangements were being made to restrict speed in the forest area.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 22:06 IST