Killer elephants terrorize Udalguri , bears maul at Vizag

KALAIGAON (Assam): The man-elephant conflict took a serious turn in Udalguri district as four persons were trampled to death by wild elephants on Thursday night. Altogether 16 people, living near Indo-Bhutan border have been killed by wild elephants this year so far.

According to information, a few wild elephants killed Kulbahadur Rai (60) and Jaybahadur Rai (38) of Raibasti village (No. 3 Kundarbil new village) at around 9.30 pm last night. It has been alleged that the same herd of elephants then attacked Dhepabasti village near SSB camp, killing two more persons – Labanya Chao (52) and Boiler (32) – at around 11 pm. All the persons died on the spot.

It needs mention here that the same herd of elephants had killed Ratul Boro (26) at No. 4 Amjuli and seriously injured Gudu Chouhan (30) at Section No. 13 of Bhutiachang TE a few days back.

The human causalities would have been higher had the two kunkis, provided by WWF to prevent elephant attacks, not intervened in time. The WWF has provided five kunki elephants in the district to protect the villagers .

Nature loving people of Udalguri urged the BTC authority to immediately take steps to protect the lives and property of people.

Girindra Adhikari, DFO, Dhansiri Forest Division, Udalguri and DN Hazarika, Circle Officer, Harisinga Revenue Circle, visited the sites to take necessary action.

Animals are getting into conflicts with humans over space ,meanwhile, this happened at VISAKHAPATNAM, five were mauled by a bear:

Two persons were killed and three others injured when a bear attacked them near here in Andhra Pradesh, forest department sources said on Saturday.

The incident took place yesterday near Malivalasa under hilly and tribal-dominated Dumbriguda mandal of the district.

The deceased were identified as G Balaram (49) and Korra Sibbo (51), both natives of Gativalasa village. Their associate G Damodhar, who suffered serious injuries, was taken to a local government hospital, from where he was later shifted to King George Hospital here for better medical care.

The sources, quoting reports received here, said Balaram, Sibbo, Damodhar and a few other tribals were on their way to the weekly market in Araku town.

Balaram went to answer nature’s call when the bear suddenly appeared from bushes and attacked him, killing him on the spot. Hearing his cries for help, Sibbo and others went to the spot and tried to drive away the animal with sticks. They hit the wild creature with a sharp-edged weapon.

However, the bear also attacked Sibbo, Damodhar and two other tribals. While Sibbo later died, Damodhar sustained severe wounds and the two others escaped with minor injuries, they said.

Divisional forest officer S Santharam said a team is being sent to drive away the bear from the area.

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