Elephant dies in collision with goods train in West Bengal

Published: 05 February, 2018 22:15 IST | PTI | Jalpaiguri (WB)

An elephant was killed after it was hit by a goods train in Jalpaiguri district, a forest officer said today

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An elephant was killed after it was hit by a goods train in Jalpaiguri district, a forest officer said today. The incident happened on the New Jalpaiguri to Alipurduar route between Champramari and Panjhora jungles in the district around 9pm yesterday, the officer said.

The tusker was around 10-12 years old, the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Gorumara, Nisha Goswami, said. The elephant's carcass was burnt after postmortem examination, Goswami said. Terming the incident as unfortunate, West Bengal Forest minister Hiten Burman said that he would talk to the railway authorities and try to find a solution to the problem.

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