Elephant killed after being run over by train near Bagdogra

The carcass was found near the rail line.

By: PTI | Siliguri | Published:May 10, 2017 2:07 pm
Elephant killed, Siliguri elephant killed, elephant train accident, bagdogra elephant accident, indian express news, india news One elephant killed after being hit by a train in Siliguri’s Naxalbari. (ANI photo)

A tusker was killed when a train hit it from behind in an elephant corridor near Bagdogra on Wednesday, forest officials said. The Kathihar-bound intercity express from Siliguri hit the elephant when it was walking on the rail track, identified as elephant corridor, at about 4 am. The carcass was found near the rail line.

A herd of elephants moved around the area last night in search of food. This elephant might have strayed from the herd, officials of the Bagdogra range said.

Trains run slowly in elephant corridor to avoid casualty, but in this case the instruction was violated, Bagdogra elephant squad in-charge Pemba Sherpa said adding that an FIR would be filed against the Railways.

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