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An adult tiger hit by a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) at Km321.2 of the East Coast Expressway 2 (LPT2) in Kemaman succumbed to injuries early this morning.

The incident was believed to have occurred at about 1.00am as the tiger tried to cross the road before it was hit by the Kuala Terengganu-bound MPV from Kuala Lumpur.

State Public Order and Traffic chief Supt Kamaluddin Mohamad, who confirmed the incident, said the driver and three passengers in the vehicle were unhurt.

He also advised LPT2 road users to be cautious when driving along the highway especially at night, as it was common for wild animals to wander onto the road.

“Watch out for animals such as deer, tapir, wild boar as well as goats, cows and buffaloes which roam the area,” he said when contacted by Bernama today.

Meanwhile the tiger’s carcass was handed over to the Wildlife Department for further action.

- Bernama

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