A post-mortem on the tiger killed by a vehicle on the East Coast Expressway Phase 2 (LPT2) this morning revealed that the tiger was pregnant. Pix courtesy of NST reader

KUALA TERENGGANU: A post-mortem on the tiger killed by a vehicle on the East Coast Expressway Phase 2 (LPT2) this morning revealed that the tiger was pregnant.

State Wildlife and National Parks Department director Mohd Hasri Hussin said the post-mortem was held at the department's office in Hulu Terengganu by its veterinary officer, at around noon.

"Two foetuses were found in the carcass during the post mortem. The tiger suffered serious internal injuries during the crash," he said when contacted.

Mohd Hasri said the carcass will be sent to the department’s head office later tonight.

The case will be handed over to the police for further action.

Earlier today, the tiger was killed after being hit by an MPV at KM321.2 of the LPT2 .

Four people, including the driver of the MPV escaped unharmed .

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