Elephant Rampage Kills 1 in India

Elephant gores man to death in Mysore, India
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 8, 2011 1:58 PM CDT
A wild elephant charges towards people standing on a building in Mysore, in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, Wednesday, June 8, 2011.   ((AP Photo))
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(Newser) – Two wild elephants killed a man and injured others on a rampage in southern India. The New Delhi Television channel today aired footage showing the body of a man at the feet of one of the animals in the city of Mysore. One elephant was trapped inside a farm and the other was tranquilized. Several people were injured but no details were available, the Press Trust of India reports.

Hundreds of people die in India annually when wild animals wander into cities as their habitats shrink and they have to range farther for food. Indian parks face massive encroachment from people who live and forage in the forests or graze cattle there.

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