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Jakarta Post

Another two illegal loggers killed by wild tiger in Jambi

  • Jon Afrizal and Oyos Sasoro H.N.


JAMBI/BANDARLAMPUNG   /   Tue, March 3 2009   /  10:05 am

After killing three illegal loggers just last week, tigers fatally attacked a further two workers Sunday night in the Sungai Gelam district, Muarojambi, taking the number of people mauled by wild animals in the regency since January to nine.   The identities of the two loggers are not yet known but their remains have been evacuated from the attack site, about 45 kilometers from the where the last victim was found. “We have deployed our people to the location where both loggers were killed,” head of Jambi Natural Resources Conservation Center (BKSDA) Didy Wurjanto said. He said his office would try to trap the tigers, most likely males, but was unsure whether it was the same tiger that mauled the previous victims.   Of the nine people reportedly attacked by tigers between Jan. 24 and March 1 in the regency, only one has survived. Didy said most of the vic...