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White tiger kills Japan zookeeper in rare attack

AFP  |  Tokyo 

A white attacked and killed a in its enclosure in southern Japan, officials said Tuesday.

"A was found collapsed in a cage, bleeding," a told AFP, adding the man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The attack happened late Monday at the Hirakawa Zoological Park in the southern city of

Akira Furusho, 40, was discovered bleeding from the neck and officials believe he was mauled by one of the zoo's four rare white tigers, said.

The zoo said the was sedated with a tranquiliser gun after the attack, as rescue workers and police rushed to the scene.

There was no immediate word on the fate of the responsible for the attack.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 09:10 IST
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