Run over by train, four elephants including a calf, die

Lester Mason
April 16, 2018

Four elephants died after a speeding train ran over them in Odisha's Jharsuguda district early on Monday. Besides, some trains, including Tapaswini Express and Bokaro-Alleppey Express were stranded at Jharsuguda station. "Besides, they were also requested to follow guidelines including making continuous hooting along the stretch", said Mr. Kumar.

The railway tracks were inoperable for a few hours after the incident.

On being informed, forest officials rushed to the spot and removed the carcasses from the track using JCBs.

Train movements along Howrah-Mumbai down line were affected as carcasses of elephant were lying on the track for four hours.

The incident caused disruption in the movement of trains in the section that comes under South-Eastern Railway.

In February, 4 elephants were killed and 2 were injured in India's northeastern state of Assam when the herd was crossing rail tracks.

"Two elephants along with a tusker and a calf were crossing the railway line", a forest official said.

Since April 2010, as many as 15 elephants have been killed after being hit by trains in Odisha, said sources.

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