Temple elephant killed by lightning in Kerala

May 29th, 2008 - 10:16 pm ICT by admin  

Thrissur (Kerala), May 29 (IANS) An elephant belonging to the Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple in Kerala was killed in a lightning strike Thursday evening. The sixteen-year-old tusker Unnikrishnan was at the elephant home run by the temple when the incident happened. The temple has 65 elephants.

“It was drizzling when lightning struck,” a temple official said.

The famed temple is around 100 km from Kochi, the commercial hub of Kerala.

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