Elephant tramples 3 to death

2012-01-05 09:07

Police say a wild elephant entered a village in southeastern Nepal, trampled three villagers to death and injured two more.

Police official Satya Narayan Rajbangsi said the elephant entered Prithvinagar village last night and trampled the villagers before being chased away.

The village is located some 400km southeast of Kathmandu, near the border with India.

Rajbangsi said that the village has never been attacked by elephants before.

Wild elephants have been known to enter villages looking for stored grains and sugarcane and sometimes attack humans when they try to stop them.

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