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Elephant shot dead after trampling 15 people to death in India

Elephant shot dead after trampling 15 people to death in India

Dozens of people were needed to hunt down a rogue elephant in India, who had trampled 15 people to death.

A rogue elephant, who trampled 15 people to death in eastern India, has been shot dead in an elaborate hunt involving forest guards and sharpshooters.

The wild elephant, believed to be about 25-years-old, had killed four people in Bihar in March before it crossed over to neighbouring Jharkhand state where it crushed 11 people to death.

Forest authorities recently signed shooting orders for the tusker, which had so terrorised the locals that they fled their villages in the hilly forests of Jharkhand.

"It was unfortunate we had to kill the elephant but were forced to issue the shooting orders since it was wreaking havoc in the region.

Source: www.sbs.com.au
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