Woman killed by wild elephant in Kerala

May 21st, 2008 - 3:44 pm ICT by admin  


Malappuram (Kerala), May 21 (IANS) A wild elephant killed a woman Wednesday morning at Akampadam, around 50 km from here. Amina, 49, a labourer with the Plantation Corporation of Kerala, was attacked when she was tapping rubber.

“She was attacked around 8 a.m. when she was tapping rubber. There is thick undergrowth in the plantation and she may not have seen the elephant,” Manoj K., forest range officer of Edvanna range in Malappuram district, told IANS.

“The elephant hit Amina with its trunk. She was severely injured and died on way to the hospital.”

This is the third incident of attack by wild elephants reported in the area in the last three weeks. A 10-month-old child lost her life in an attack by wild elephants April 29. Early this month, a man suffered serious injuries in another assault.

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