An elephant was killed after being run over by a train near Lumding last night. A herd of around 10 elephants was crossing the railway tracks when the pachyderm, left behind by the group, was mowed down by the Guwahati-Ledo Intercity Express.
After getting information, officials of the forest department rushed to the spot to recover the carcass and initiated an investigation into the incident.
“The elephant was crossing the railway tracks with its herd when the incident occurred. While all the other elephants managed to cross the tracks, the jumbo was left behind and died after being hit by the train,” said a local.