Search continues for men trapped by tigers

2013-07-08 11:02
(Boris Roessler, AFP)

(Boris Roessler, AFP)

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Banda Aceh, Indonesia – Police say rescuers are searching for five men reportedly trapped in trees by several Sumatran tigers after the angry animals mauled a sixth man to death.

Local police chief Lieutenant Colonel Dicky Sondani said on Monday that a 30-member rescue team has been sent to the area in the protected Mount Leuser National Park in Taming District in Aceh province.

The men were looking for rare agarwood - used to make incense and perfume - and accidently caught a tiger cub in a trap they were using to catch deer for food. That resulted in five other tigers attacking the men.

One of the men was mauled to death, while the five others managed to climb into trees.

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