SEOUL — Despite the possible suspension of the upcoming joint air defence exercise with the United States, South Korea will carry out its own air drill as scheduled in December, an official of the defence ministry here said yesterday. The annual Seoul-Was
Two elephants die in Sri Lanka train collision
COLOMBO — Two elephants were killed and another critically injured yesterday crossing railway tracks in Sri Lanka, officials said, in yet another tragic collision involving the protected animals and speeding trains.
A Jaffna-bound night train rammed into two elephants at Ambanpola, 150km north of Colombo, killing one and injuring the other.
In a separate accident, a passenger train derailed after hitting and killing an elephant near Palugaswewa, 160km north-east of Colombo.
No passengers were injured in either accident.
“Train services have been disrupted, but we are working to remove the carcass and repair the track on the eastern line,” an official said by telephone. — Agencies