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Tourist Attacked by Tiger in Nepal

A Dutch tourist has been forced to hide for two hours in a tree after a tiger had attacked him and his guide while trekking in Nepal.

The attack took place in the Bardia national park 250 miles from the capital Kathmandu.

The Times reported Mr Gerard Van Laar as saying he was “super lucky” to be alive

“All of a sudden I heard a roar and a growl and the tiger was heading toward us at full speed,” he said to the Kathmandu Post.

Although Mr Van Laar escaped uninjured his guide, Krishna, sustained some injuries before was also able to escape.

Mr Van Laar remained in the tree for about two hours until Krishna returned with help, when local people shouted and used long poles to drive the tiger off.

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