Madhya Pradesh Forest Minister, Sartaj Singh on Tuesday told the State Assembly that a total of 24 tigers, including 14 cubs died in various reserves in the State in the last three years.

In a written reply to a question from Nishith Patel (Congress), the Minister said that of them 10 were adults comprising six males and four females while remaining 14 were cubs.

The maximum 12 tigers died in Kanha National Park followed by Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve (six), Pench Tiger Reserve (five) and Satpura National Park (one) while no tiger lost its life in Panna National Park in the last three years, Singh said.

Most of the tigers were killed in territorial fights while some died of various diseases or over age, he said.

Only two tigers, including a cub were killed when they were hit by vehicles in Bandhavgarh reserve, the Minister said.