Chitwan: Nine people have died due to attacks by wild animals till mid-April of the current financial year.
The attack by the wild animals took place within the territory of Chitwan National Park and Division Forest Office.
According to Ganesh Prasad Tiwari, information officer of the park, one person died in the attack of a tiger, two in the attack of a rhino and three in the attack of an elephant in the national park area.
Likewise, three others died in the area under the Division Forest Offices in Chitwan, Nawalpur and Makwanpur. Wild boars, rhinos and tigers have attacked people in the forest covered by the divisions.
Another 12 people were seriously injured and 15 people sustained minor injuries due to wild animal attacks during the period.