Tusker kills man; wild elephant electrocuted (India, Assam)


The Hindu

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In separate incidents, a tusker trampled one person to death while a wild elephant was electrocuted at Namonigaon in Sonitpur district, forest officials said on Saturday.

An elephant, a member of a wild herd, touched a high tension wire while on way to a paddy field and died on the spot at Namonigaon under Rangapara police station last night, West Sonitpur Divisional Forest Officer Narayan Mahanta said.
The full-grown male elephant was about 25-year-old.
In another incident in the same area, 65-year-old Dhaniram Das was trampled to death by an elephant which had come to his paddy field.