In Nepal, rangers on elephants chase wild rhino back into forest

2015-03-31 17:33
A runaway rhinoceros travels along a road in Hetauda, Makawanpur district some 40km south-west of Kathmandu. (Bidur Giri, AFP)

A runaway rhinoceros travels along a road in Hetauda, Makawanpur district some 40km south-west of Kathmandu. (Bidur Giri, AFP)

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Kathmundo - Forest officers and tamed elephants have chased a wild rhino back to the forest after it killed a woman and injured seven people in a rampage through a city in southern Nepal.

The Makwanpur District Administration office said on Tuesday that the rhino was chased into the forest during the night, hours after it terrorised residents in Hetauda, a city of about 135 000 people.

The animal charged into the city from the jungle on Monday morning and chased people around a downtown market and bus station, even entering a hospital.

A 61-year-old woman was fatally gored during the rampage.

People honked car hooters and beat drums to drive away the animal, but were unsuccessful.

The rhino was not hurt.

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