Four tiger cubs were killed in a forest fire near the Remount Training Station and Depot between Kashipur and Rampur on the periphery of the Corbett National Park near here on Wednesday. It took several hours for the fire brigade and Army personnel to put out the fire. Three tiger cubs died on the spot while the fourth one died on the way to hospital, officials said. All the cubs were 10 to 15 days old.
An enquiry had been ordered, Divisional Forest Officer Nishant Verma said.
Paramjit Singh, Chief Conservator of Forests, Kumaon, said although forest fires were common in Uttarakhand, this particular incident was serious as reports of poachers prowling in the area was received recently.
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