Elephants attack town; one person feared dead (Ghana)



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One person is reported dead in an elephant attack at a town in the Garu Tempane District of the Upper East region.
The animals numbering about eight are said to have attacked Nate township on Friday morning, and destroyed farms in the area.
The Presiding Member of the Garu Tempane District Assembly, Mr Dahamani Alaal, confirming the story told Graphic Online that police personnel have been deployed to the town to drive the animals away.
The elephants are said to have strayed into the area and initially did not disturb anyone.
According to reports, residents gathered and were watching the animals whilst some took pictures.
Two people on a motorbike, who passed by them (elephants), according to reports, scared the elephants with the noise from the bike that resulted in the attack.
They first attacked the two on the motorbike and killed the pillion rider.
The rider however escaped.
An eyewitness earlier told Accra-based radio station, Joy FM that they woke up Friday morning to discover that there were elephants around them.