Microbus-hit kills leopard in Banke National Park

KHAJURA, BANKE: A leopard was killed after being hit by a speeding microbus along the East-West Highway in the vicinity of Banke National Park in Raptisonari Rural Municipality-1 in Banke district on Tuesday evening, the police said.

The HiAce microbus (Ba 4 Kha 2974) heading to Pyuthan from Nepalgunj knocked the leopard, killing it on the spot, according to police. The big cat was crossing the road when the accident occurred.

Police cited poor visibility due to the thick fog as the cause of the incident.

The park has appealed all to drive vehicles in limited speed in the park area.