Girl killed, parents injured in elephant attack in Chandigarh

Updated: Jul 30, 2019, 13:11 IST | mid-day online correspondent

The incident took place on Saturday night near Ravaful village, part of Boro forest range

Girl killed, parents injured in elephant attack in Chandigarh
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Raigarh: In an attack by a herd of wild elephants a five-year-old girl on Saturday night was killed and her parents injured in Raigarh district in Chhattisgarh. The incident happened near Ravaful village, part of Boro forest range, said Pranay Mishra, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Dharamjaigarh forest division.

The girl identified as Pramila Sai died while her father Karmu Sai (45) and mother Gurbari (42) sustained injuries in the incident. "As per preliminary information, a herd of nine elephants was passing through Birhor Para locality when some villagers shouted to alert people. On hearing their screams, Karmu who lives along with his family in the outskirts fled towards the village and the three came face to face with the herd. An elephant smashed the girl to the ground, killing her instantly. The condition of Karmu Sai is critical. He is in a hospital in Dharamjaigarh."

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