TWO WILD ELEPHANTS DIED OF ELECTROCUTION IN KAMRUP

Amid growing instances of man-elephant conflicts across Assam, two full grown wild jumbos died of electrocution in Kamrup (Metro) district on Saturday.

The wild tuskers died after coming in contact with a live electrical wire at Rani Reserve Forest area, about 40 km from the state capital of Guwahati.

Rangers rushed to the spot and shifted the bodies of the wild elephants for postmortem.

A forest official said the wild elephants came to the area in search of food and collided with a live electrical wire.

According to the state forest department, more than 100 wild elephants have been electrocuted to death in the Assam since 2011.

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