Posted by: pinkturtle2 | Mei 30, 2008

Wild elephant kills 7 in Indian village

At least 7 killed by rampaging elephant in India

NEW DELHI, India (AP) — An elephant rampaged through a village in northern India on Thursday, killing at least seven people and injuring 24 others before it was killed, wildlife officials and conservationists said. A female elephant entered the village of Bhudaheda on the edge of the Jim Corbett National Park, and began destroying crops, said Srikant Chandola, the park’s chief wildlife officer. The people tried to frighten it away by beating drums, he said. That’s when the animal started trampling people.

Belinda Wright, director of the Wildlife Protection Society of India, said the elephant had apparently entered the village after becoming separated from its herd.

“The people have surrounded it and they are just shouting and screaming at the elephant and the elephant is going berserk,” she said by telephone.

Amit Chandola, a spokesman for the government of Uttarakhand state, where the park is located, said that wildlife officials had been ordered to shoot and kill the elephant.

After several hours the elephant was killed, said Wright. …more


Responses

  1. This is a big shame. Very sad indeed. Any life lost in tragic circumstances is hard to take. The poor elephant must have been petrified as were the people who it killed and injured.

    Hopefully this won’t happen again.


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