At least two more lions were found dead from drowning in floods that are ravaging the banks of the Shetrunji River after heavy rains. Shetrunji flows alongside the Gir wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat where now the total toll on lion population is expected to be around eight.
The latest two dead bodies were found in Amreli and Bhavnagar districts of Gir forest. Apart from lions, other wild animals were also found dead along the banks of the river.
According to a local resident, Mahendrasinh Kuman, seven to eight dead lions have already been found in the area. Senior forest official AC Pant said that teams have been sent out to ascertain the extent of damage.
(With Inputs From ANI)