Elephant dies of electrocution in Jharkhand

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Elephant dies of electrocution in Jharkhand
Tranquillisers are seen on Kavaan, the elephant slated to be moved to a sanctuary in Cambodia after it became the subject of a high-profile rights campaign backed by music star Cher, during his examination at the Marghazar Zoo, in Islamabad on September 4, 2020. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP)

Elephant dies of electrocution in Jharkhand

 

A male elephant died of electrocution after it came in contact with a high-voltage wire in a village in Jharkhand’s Ranchi district, a forest official said on Friday.

Jharkhand: Elephant dies of electrocution in Ranchi

The pachyderm was passing through a paddy field in Chogadih Barwadih village, some 60 km from state capital Ranchi, late on Thursday when the incident occurred, he said.

2 elephants die of electrocution, 1 person seriously injured in jumbo  attack - Sentinelassam

“I received information about the incident on Friday morning and visited the spot to look into matter. The carcass has been sent for post-mortem,” the official stated.

2 elephants die of electrocution, 1 person seriously injured in jumbo  attack - Sentinelassam

Locals said that the live wire was dangling at a distance of just 8 feet above ground.

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