This Article is From May 05, 2013

One killed, 15 houses damaged by elephants in Assam

One killed, 15 houses damaged by elephants in Assam
Guwahati: A man was trampled to death and 15 houses damaged by a herd of wild elephants in upper Assam's Golaghat district, official sources said on Sunday.

The elephants entered a village in Numaligarh area creating panic among the people by trampling one person to death and going on a rampage pulling down the thatch houses on Saturday night, the sources said.

The deceased has been identified as Durga Koya.

Forest department personnel rushed to the village and were making efforts to guide the elephants to a nearby forest, they said.

With panic prevailing in the area as the elephants were still roaming about freely, the local people have urged the forest department to provide them security from the animals.