Man Killed in Wild Elephant Attack at Habarana (Sri Lanka)


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A man died after being attacked by a wild elephant at Thambikulama area in Habarana, along Palugaswewa to Galkadawala road this morning. 

According to our correspondent, the wild elephant attacked the victim who was riding a motor cycle at the time, when he tried to defend a female motor cyclist from an elephant attack. 
The deceased person is a father of two children from Demunnawa, Palugaswewa area. 
The woman was admitted to Dambulla Hospital in critical condition. 
Reports indicated that when wildlife officers arrived at the scene, a tense situation occurred between them and the residents.