Jumbos destroy crops in Coimbatore suburbs (India)


Press Trust of India

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 An elephant herd destroyed tomato and plantain crops in farmlands in Thirumalayampalayam on the outskirts of the city, police said.

The herd of 12 elephants yesterday destroyed tomatoes on one acre, as also banana plantations and a large number of coconut trees of farmers.

After much efforts forest department officials managed to drive away the elephants, police said,adding the exact quantum of loss to the crop was being ascertained.