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Three killed in wild elephant attack in Assam

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Guwahati, Aug 16 (Ajit Weekly News) Three persons were killed on Monday in Assam’s Goalpara district after a group of wild elephants entered a village and attacked the people, the police said.

A police officer told Ajit Weekly News that the wild elephants entered Kurung village — along the Assam-Meghalaya border, around 3 a.m., probably in search of food.

When the villagers saw the elephants, they began running to escape the animals. However, three persons, unfortunately, came in front of the elephants’ group and they died.

The herd of elephants eventually fled after hearing the screams of the people.

The injured persons were rushed to the hospital but the doctors declared them dead.

The deceased have been identified as Him Kumar Roy, Sachit Vishwakarma, and Sharat Lama.

The police said that six months ago, in a similar attack, a person died in the same village.

The villagers said that due to the scarcity of food in the jungle, wild elephants often enter the village.

They have urged the state government to identify the elephant buffer zones surrounding the villages and take necessary steps to curb the man-animal conflict.

The village is located at a distance of 35 km from Goalpara town.

–Ajit Weekly News
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