As many as three people were killed in an elephant attack on Tuesday in Assam’s Udalguri district in the second such incident in the space of three days.
According to reports, the incident took place last night at Mazbat along the Assam – Arunachal Pradesh state border.
Locals said that a herd of wild tuskers ran rampage in the area last night. They caused damages to several houses, while demolishing plantations.
Meanwhile, the deceased are said to be from the same family. They have been identified as Nabin Basumatary, Yamini Basumatary and Hadanshwa Basumatary.
It may be noted that three persons, including a child, were trampled to death by a herd of wild elephants at Lakhipur in Assam’s Goalpara district on August 14.
The deceased were identified as Sarathi Lama, his four-year-old son Suchit Bishwakarma and another villager Bhim Bahadur Chetri. Three cattle heads were also killed by the herd.
The incident was reported from Kurung village in the district.
The elephants reportedly went on a rampage destroying seven houses in the village. The victims attempted to protect their houses, however, they were attacked and killed by the tuskers.