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Employee clawed by tiger at Sheikh Mujib Safari Park in Gazipur

  • Published at 06:11 pm March 14th, 2021
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A tiger is pictured at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park in Gazipur on December 6, 2015 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The injured Majnu Miah, 38, is employed at the park's outsourcing safari quarantine zone

A tiger has clawed an employee at an enclosure in the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park in Gazipur.

The incident took place in the core safari area of the park in Gazipur’s Sreepur upazila around 8.30am on Sunday.

The injured is identified as Majnu Miah, 38, of Beltali village, next to the park. He is employed at the park's outsourcing safari quarantine zone.

Assistant Forest Conservator Tabibur Rahman, who is in-charge of the park, said: “A new tiger enclosure was being set up in the quarantine zone of the core safari where Majnu works.”

The tiger was in the enclosure next to an under-construction one. While working there, Majnu came across the tiger that clawed him, he added.

However, the tiger did not venture out of the enclosure, Tabibur confirmed.

Other employees of the park rescued Majnu and took him to Al Hera Hospital  at Sreepur upazila’s Mauna Chowrasta for medical examination.

Golam Mehedi Hasan, the duty doctor at Al Hera Hospital, said Majnu had a wound on his left armpit and a shoulder joint got misplaced.

He was later moved to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for further treatment.