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Zookeeper killed by tiger at English zoo - BBC

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LONDON (Reuters) - A keeper was killed by a tiger at Hamerton Zoo Park in England, the BBC reported, and the zoo said there appeared to have been a freak accident.

The zoo, located in the county of Cambridgeshire in eastern England, said it would remained closed while there was a full investigation and it hoped to announce further details as soon as possible.

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"At no point during the incident did any animals escape their enclosures, and at no point was public safety affected in any way," the zoo said in a statement that made no mention of a tiger.

The statement said staff were too distressed to speak to reporters.

"A tiger had entered an enclosure with a keeper. Sadly the female zoo keeper died at the scene," police said, according to the BBC.

Reporting by Elisabeth O'Leary, editing by Estelle Shirbon

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