Wild elephants trample three to death in Jharkhand

March 13th, 2009 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, March 13 (IANS) Three villagers were trampled to death and one person was injured when a herd of wild elephants rampaged through a village in Ramgarh district of Jharkhand Friday, the police said.
The herd of elephants entered Sringasu village of Ramgarh district, around 90 km from here, early Friday morning, attacked the three houses and trampled four people.

“Three people of two families died on the spot. One injured person has been admitted to a local hospital. His condition is serious,” a police officer said.

He said the rampaging elephants also destroyed standing crops.

According to the state forest department, more than 600 people have died in confrontation with herds of wild elephants during the past six years.

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