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3 injured in attack by wild elephants

By PTI Updated: Oct 22, 2018 11:52 pm

Jorhat, Oct. 22 (PTI): Three persons were injured when wild elephants attacked them at Neamatighat in upper Assam’s Jorhat district, Forest department officials said Monday.
Three wild elephants had entered the area in search of food and attacked three persons, damaged seven huts and five shops on Sunday night, said Forest department official Tonkeswar Gayan here.

A Forest department team reached the area and blank fired to scare away the three pachyderms toward Kartik Chapori, Gayan said. The three jumbos have got separated from a herd of 150 elephants suspected to have come from Sivasagar side and loitering around in Sivasagar, Jorhat, Kaziranga, Titabor along the shore areas of the Brahmaputra river for several years, Jorhat Forest Range Officer, Dipak Bora said Monday.

By PTI Updated: Oct 22, 2018 11:52:35 pm