Colombo, April 19 – One person was killed and another sustained serious injuries when a leopard attacked a group of laborers inside Sri Lanka’s Kumana National Park, located in the southeast of the island country on Thursday evening, the Xinhua News Agency reported on Friday.
Police said the leopard attacked the men when they were resting under a tree after attending to a road construction. The leopard had dragged away one of the workers into the jungle while another worker had sustained serious injuries.
Director General of the Department of Wildlife Conservation, M.G.C Sooriyabandara said that a rescue team had been dispatched into the jungle and had recovered the body of the victim.
Police are conducting further investigations.