Elephants attack SSB men patrolling Indo-Bhutan border

Last Updated: Sunday, February 7, 2010 - 23:11

New Delhi: SSB personnel on patrol along the
Indo-Bhutan border were attacked by a herd of wild elephants
in Cooch Behar district, West Bengal, leaving a deputy
commandant seriously injured.

The incident happened yesterday afternoon when troops of
176 battalion were undertaking long-range patrolling between
Kala Pani and Banda Pani border outposts.

According to a senior SSB official, the patrolling team
included four officers and 22 other personnel.

The team was undertaking patrol in the dense jungle when
they were suddenly attacked by elephants. Upender Reval,
leader of the patrolling party, was seriously injured and has
been admitted to a hospital in neighbouring Siliguri district
with multiple injuries on the thighs and back. All other
personnel are safe, the official said.

The Sashastra Seema Bal guards 661-km-long Indo-Bhutan
border and the Indo-Nepal border.


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First Published: Sunday, February 7, 2010 - 23:11

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