Assam : Speeding passenger train hits elephants, kills three, including a calf

Assam : Speeding passenger train hits elephants, kills three, including a calf

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Guwahati, Dec17 (IBNS) : At least three wild elephants,including a calf, were killed when a speeding passenger train rammed into a herd in Assam's Nagaon district on Friday night.

The incident took place at Patiapam near Kampur in  middle Assam.

Local villagers  found the bodies of the pachyderms on Saturday morning.

According to reports, a Dibrugarh- bound train hit the three wild elephants while a herd was crossing the railway tracks.

This is the third incident in the past two weeks in which elephants have been killed by speeding trains.

A top official of Assam forest department said, at least 11 elephants have been killed in the state in recent incidents.

Last week, three elephants  died in the Jogijan area of  Hojai district when the Dibrugarh- bound Vivek Express hit them.

Meanwhile, Assam forest minister Pramila Rani Brahma urged the Railway ministry to take appropriate measures to protect wild animals.

According to official figures, over 300 wild elephants have killed in the north eastern Indian state in different mishaps in the  past eight years.


(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

Assam : Speeding passenger train hits elephants, kills three, including a calf

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