Elephant Mistakes Bomb for Fruit, Died Due to Explosion (India)


Sakshi Post

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In a bizarre incident, a tusker ate up a country bomb mistaking it for a fruit and died when the bomb exploded in its mouth.

The incident occurred in Pulugonuvaripalle in Chittoor district on Monday.

Elephants frequently visit these areas, which abuts forest region. These elephant depredations are a major cause for worry for the farmers. The farmers usually plant country made bombs to ward off the tuskers.

The death of tusker was reported on Monday. Forest officials say that the tusker was about six year old. They said they are enquiring into who kept the bomb there.