Today's News of India
Train knocks dead six elephants in OdishaDecember 30, 2012 19:49:57 IST
Bhubaneswar : At least six elephants were killed after being hit by a train in Odisha’s Ganjam district Sunday, officials said. A coach attendant also died after he reportedly fell off the train.
The Chennai-bound Coromandel Express hit a herd of elephants between Rambha and Huma stations, about 150 km from here, an official of the East Coast Railway told IANS.
As many as six elephants, including two calves, were killed on the spot, the official said, adding that the forest department and railway officials have arrived at the gory accident site.
A coach attendant of the train was also found dead but the reason has not been ascertained yet. Most probably he died after falling off the train on impact with the tuskers, the official added.
Odisha’s Chief Wildlife Warden J.D Sharma said the tragic incident occurred due to negligence of the railways. He said the railways pay no heed to the information provided by the forest and wild life officials.
Sharma said the railways had been informed in advance that elephants might cross the track around midnight.
The railway official refuted the allegation.
“We received the information exactly at the time when the accident occurred. Had the forest officials given the information a little earlier, the mishap could have been averted,” he said.
Do you like this story? Do thumb up here.
No CommentsPrevious News Story
Teenage girl molested in DTC bus, attacker arrestedNext News Story
Mumbai and police gear up for New Year’s eve
Aditya Singhal wins ‘India’s Best Dramebaaz’
Mumbai : He was called "the silent one" on "India's… [more]
Khurshid in Saudi Arabia as India scrambles to help workers
Jeddah : Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid… [more]
Super Kings seek to distance themselves from spot fixing murk
Kolkata : Amid the growing chorus for sacking BCCI… [more]
Rahul Dravid to retire from IPL
Kolkata : One of cricket's batting greats, Rajasthan… [more]
Pakistani plane forced to land near London, two held
London : Britain had to scramble fighter jets Friday… [more]
Pleasure to lead Rajasthan Royals: Rahul Dravid
Kolkata : Despite having gone down to the Mumbai Indians… [more]
Pressure mounts on Srinivasan to resign, Gurunath faces questioning
Hyderabad/Mumbai/New Delhi : The clamour for Indian… [more]