Elderly dies in elephant attack (Nepal)


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An elderly man was killed after being attacked by a wild elephant at Sonbarsa VDC in the district last night.

The pachyderm straying from nearby forest attacked local resident Thag Prasad Yadav, 60, while offering water at Dudheshwor Mahadev Temple in the locality, police said.

The incident location is based near Charbhayau Range Post. A group of people, of which Yadav was a part, managed to flee the scene however, police added.

Right after being informed about the incident, a joint team from Police Post, Rangapur, Area Police Office, Paterwa Sugauli and Parsa Wildlife Reserve reached the site and rescued the group of peopletrapped due to the incident to a safer place. The body of Yadav has been kept at Birgunj-based Narayani Sub Regional Hospital for a post-mortem.

More than 10 people are killed every year in attacks by wild elephants straying from the forests in Parsa into surrounding human settlements, local people said.

Their repeated calls to the concerned authorities to resolve the problem have fallen on deaf ears so far, they complained. RSS