Sunday , February 25 2024

Man, 6-Year-Old Daughter Trampled To Death By Elephant In India

Tragedy struck in Chhattisgarh’s Koriya district, India, after a 25-year-old man and his minor daughter were killed when an elephant attacked their house, a forest official said on Sunday.

The incident took place on Saturday night in Belgaon village under Manendragarh forest range when a wild tusker entered the under-construction house of Gulab Singh Gond and trampled him and his 6-year-old daughter Shanu to death, said Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Loknath Patel.

“Gond’s wife Sunita managed to escape. The elephants destroyed the under-construction house, and were finally driven away by neighbours and a forest team that arrived there. The pachyderms had come from Madhya Pradesh and have returned,” he said.

“The forest department had alerted villagers about the movement of a herd of 10 elephants through loudspeakers, but the family of the victims couldn’t get information as their house is located in the jungle,” Patel added.

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The family of the victims were provided immediate aid of ₹ 25,000 each, while the remaining compensation will be disbursed on completion of necessary formalities, the official said.


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