Speeding train kills four elephants in Assam

Guwahati, Feb 11: Four elephants were killed and and two others injured when a Guwahati-Silchar passenger train hit a herd crossing the rail tracks in Hojai district of central Assam on Saturday night, reported news agency IANS.

The engine of the train got disconnected from the bogies due to the impact of the hit, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded. Four elephants died on the spot while two injured pachyderm is battling for life.

Locals have claimed that the accident spot was an identified elephant corridor.

They alleged that they tried to signal the loco pilot to slow down due to the movement of elephants.


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