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A Royal Bengal tiger watches from its enclosure at the South Khairbari nature park, about 160 km (99 miles) from the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri in this September 14, 2006 file photo. (REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri)

A Royal Bengal tiger watches from its enclosure at the South Khairbari nature park, about 160 km (99 miles) from the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri in this September 14, 2006 file photo. (REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri)

A fisherman was grabbed from his boat and killed by a Bengal tiger as he and his two children were fishing in a creek in India, local media report.

The Odisha Sun Times said the 62-year-old fisherman and his children were in a restricted area of the Sundarbans forest Thursday when the tiger jumped from the shore and snatched the man from the boat. The man's children hit the tiger with sticks to try to get it to release him, but the animal carried him deep into the forest.

The Associated Press identified the father as Sushil Manjhi.

The Sundarbans is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in both Bangladesh and India. The mangrove forest is one of the largest reserves for the Bengal tiger.

 

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