Zoo keeper dies of snakebite while cleaning cage of king cobra in TVM

Thiruvananthapuram: A staff in the zoo died of snakebite while cleaning the cage of a venomous snake. The deceased was identified as Kattakkada native Harshad (45). He died after being bitten by a king cobra.

The incident took place on Thursday by 1 pm. Harshad working as a zoo keeper in Thiruvananthapuram zoo. The snake bit him while cleaning the cage and feeding it.

Though Harshad was rushed to medical college soon after being bitten by the king cobra, his life could not be saved.

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