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Assam forest officer killed by elephants

Guwahati, September 29: A forest officer was killed and three others were injured in an attack by a herd of wild elephants in the Mariani Forest Range in Upper Assam. The deceased, Atul Kalita, an officer from the Mariani Forest Range, faced a dire situation late on Thursday night in the village of Bijoy Nagar, Titabor, when he, along with his colleagues, confronted a group of wild elephants that had gone berserk. Regrettably, the forest personnel were ill-equipped for such an encounter. They lack the necessary weapons and gear. This...
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3, including child, killed after elephant herd attacked cars in Assam

Goalpara, December 15: At least three persons, including a child, were killed and two others injured after they were attacked by a herd of wild elephants in Assam's Goalpara district on Thursday, said Dhruba Dutta, the forest range officer of Lakhipur. Two vehicles were also damaged by the elephants. The incident took place on the Lakhipur-Agia road of the Lakhipur forest range in the Goalpara district. Dhruba Dutta said three persons, including a child, were killed after the elephant herd attacked two vehicles. "Two others were also injured. They were...
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Elephant dies after falling into ditch in Assam tea garden

Guwahati, August 30: A three-year-old elephant, which fell into a ditch in Assam's Udalguri district, died of a suspected heart attack soon after being rescued, a forest official said on Monday. The baby elephant fell into a five-foot-deep ditch at Borengajuli tea garden on Saturday and was rescued on Sunday, he said."We had successfully rescued the elephant from the ditch but after a while, the elephant suddenly died. We suspect that it may have died due to a sudden heart attack," Range Officer of Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary Kushal Deka said.The...
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