Elephant killed by goods train in Odisha

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 18:18

Keonjhar: An elephant was killed by a goods train while it was crossing railway tracks in the district Thursday, official sources said.
The female elephant which was part of a herd, was crossing the railway lines near Nilakantheswar railway station was killed when the Bhubaneswar-bound goods train hit her, the sources said.

Senior forest officials were at the spot, they said.

Train services were disrupted for some time as a result of the accident.
Earlier in December last year, five elephants were killed by a superfast passenger train near Subalaya in Ganjam district.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 18:18

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