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A zookeeper has died after a white tiger mauled him Monday afternoon at a zoological park in Kagoshima, rescue workers said.

Akira Furusho, 40, was found collapsed and bleeding from the neck in a cage by a colleague after the Hirakawa Zoological Park closed for the day at 5 p.m. He was confirmed dead after being taken to a hospital. No visitors to the park were injured.

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