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Schools, tourist resort shut in India after tiger kills three

Published on Jan 14, 2014 6:49 PM
 
A tiger rests in the brush at Ranthambhore National Park in Jaipur on Mar 23, 2000. A wild tiger has killed three people in southern India this month, forcing dozens of schools and a tourist resort in the area to shut down, an official said on Tuesday. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI (AFP) - A wild tiger has killed three people in southern India this month, forcing dozens of schools and a tourist resort in the area to shut down, an official said on Tuesday.

The tiger killed a woman working on a tea plantation in the state of Tamil Nadu last week, the animal's third victim since Jan 4, district forest officer Thiru Sugirtharaj Koil Pillai said.

The attacks come after searches got under way last week at the other end of the country for another tiger believed to have killed four people earlier this month.

After the latest incident, the Tamil Nadu government closed 45 schools in Nilgiris district and a resort on Doddabetta hill, a popular spot for holidaymakers, in case of further attacks, the official said.

 
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