Mudumalai sanctuary to be closed from April 1

Coimbatore: The Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary in nearby Nilgiris district would be closed for people from April one, due to dry conditions in the area.

Official sources said acute water shortage has led to prevailing dry conditions in the area and animals are expected to stray out in search of water.

This would result in animals attacking humans and to prevent such incidents, entry of people are banned from April one, they said.

The steps were preventive in nature and once the situation improves after the normal summer showers, the department would review the situation,the sources said.