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June 15, 2017

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Chester Zoo issues statement after man dies in carpark

Chester Zoo has issued a statement after a man died after becoming trapped under a double decker bus.

Despite the best efforts of emergency service personnel, the man was pronounce dead at the scene.

Mark Pilgrim, the zoo’s chief executive officer has told of “real sadness” following the event.

Pilgrim gave The Chester Chronicle the following statement: “We can confirm with real sadness that a man passed away in our public coach park earlier today.”

“First aid teams and other zoo staff assisted the emergency services but sadly the man died at the scene.”

“Our thoughts and sympathies are very much with his family and all involved.”

Cheshire police has launched an investigation into incident and the circumstances surrounding it. The health and safety Executive (HSE) has been informed of the incident but it is not known at the time of publishing whether they are launching their own investigation.

Chester zoo has remained open.

This incident follows an accident where a zookeeper was killed by a tiger in Cambridgeshire

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