Three wild tuskers electrocuted near Dudhwa sanctuaryJuly 8th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lakhimpur-Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), July 8 (IANS) Three wild elephants were electrocuted on the periphery of the Dudhwa National Park Friday after high-voltage wires snapped from an electric pole and fell on them, an official said.
The tuskers were killed in Bodhiyakala village situated on the periphery of the Dudhwa wildlife sanctuary.
“The three elephants were part of a herd that has been moving in the village for the last several days. It appears that during their movement, the animals uprooted an electric pole after which the high-tension wires fell on them,” acting Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) A.N. Singh told reporters in Lakhimpur-Kheri, some 140 km from Lucknow.
“The bodies of the tuskers have been sent for autopsy. The three tuskers were a male, a female and a sub-adult,” Singh added.
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