Wild elephant kills man in Nepal



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A wild elephant has killed a teenager who was trying to scare the
animal away after it destroyed crops in southern Nepal.

The elephant had come from the Bardiya National Park and headed
towards the village of Ranipur in Bardiya district late on Tuesday,
police officer Gagan Soni said.

“The locals informed us about the elephant. We sent a team of five
policemen. The man had already been killed on the spot when they
reached the place,” Soni said.

The elephant used its trunk to maul the 18-year-old to death.

A woman was killed and two men were injured two months ago when a herd
of elephants raided another village in the same district.

Conflict between wild animals and humans has increased in recent
months in Nepal, which has raised concerns about the safety of people
living near protected areas.