Mahout electrocuted while riding on elephant
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 05, 2012, 12:56
Pathanamthitta: A 40-year-old mahout was electrocuted while riding atop a temple elephant at Vallikkod near here, police said.

Santhosh Kumar, a mahout of Travancore Devaswom Board, died after he suffered shock while trying to remove a palm leaf on their way with which a live wire was tangled yesterday, police said.

The mahout fell off the elephant due to the impact of the shock. Though local people rushed him to a nearby hospital, he was declared dead.

The tusker Parthan, being taken to Vallikkodu Thrikkovil Temple, did not suffer any injury.


First Published: Thursday, April 05, 2012, 12:56

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