Ele­phants at­tack Nepal vil­lage; 1 dead, 2 in­jured

Kuwait Times - - HEALTH & SCIENCE -

KATHMANDU, Nepal: A herd of ele­phants at­tacked a vil­lage in south­west Nepal yes­ter­day, killing one per­son and wound­ing two oth­ers, of­fi­cials said. Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cial Dilli Ram Acharya said the ele­phants at­tacked Praseni vil­lage at dawn, when there was not much light and poor vis­i­bil­ity due to win­ter fog. Acharya said the vil­lagers did not see the ele­phants com­ing and did not have a chance to run. Se­cu­rity forces were sent to the area to chase the ele­phants back to the for­est. The in­jured peo­ple were taken to a nearby town for treat­ment. Acharya says the vil­lage is close to Bar­dia Na­tional Park, home to many ele­phants, but it was rare for peo­ple to be killed by the an­i­mals. The park is pro­tected by gov­ern­ment sol­diers and is home to en­dan­gered tigers, one-horned rhi­nos and many other an­i­mals.


IN­DIA: A pair of ele­phants play as they gather with oth­ers in a paddy field in the vil­lage of Ba­ham­pur in Na­gaon dis­trict. —

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