WATCH: Elephant goes berserk in India

2016-03-02 11:13

Cape Town - Onlookers looked in horror in Southern India as a Temple elephant went on a rampage, destroying a number of vehicles.

Footage has emerged on Tuesday of a distraught elephant destroying a number of parked vehicles outside a Temple in Kerala.

What is even more amazing is that the elephant had two riders on its back as it destroyed a rickshaw, a small truck and and a motorcycle.

According to mashable.com, the elephant’s name is Devidasan and it was participating in a religious festival. The elephant however broke its leach and quickly became unstable.

The two caretakers, that were riding Devidasan tried in to calm it down but were unable to stop the animal before it went on its rampage.

There were no injuries during the attack, however it took a number of hours to settle the elephant.

Kerala’s temples have been known for their poor conditions and there have been a number of reports of being chained and starved.

In February a six-year-old Zimbabwean boy was killed by an elephant while his sister watched helplessly.

According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, the boy was on his way home from pre-school, in the company of an elder sister and another minor, when they came across the elephant.

The trio tried to flee, but the huge elephant caught up with the young boy and trampled him, before disappearing in the direction of the Limpopo River.

Read more on:    india  |  animals

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.