An Asiatic lion cub was mowed down by a train when it was crossing the track near Bhanbhar village in Amreli district of Gujarat today, forest officials said.
"The incident occurred when the train was going to Dhola from Pipavav Port," said Deputy Conservator of Forest Anshuman Sharma.
He said the cub was about two-year-old.
"On getting the information, our team comprising a veterinary doctor rushed to the spot and tried our best to save life of the cub but it died nearly two hours after the accident", Sharma said.
According to the postmortem report, the cub died of hemorrhage caused due to internal injuries.
A case will be registered in this regard later, Sharma said.