Three female elephants killed by speeding train in TN

Three


Chennai, Nov 27 : Three female elephants aged 12, 18 and 25 were killed while they were hit by the Mangalore-Chennai Express at Mahendramedu near Navakkarai in Coimbatore district. The incident occurred on Friday night. The elephants were hit while they were crossing the railway track near Marappalam thottam on A-Line between Walayar and Madukkarai sections. One elephant was found on the track while two others seem to be thrown off the track and on the ground below. The loco pilot stopped the train and informed the Palakkad division of Southern Railway to alert the forest department. The train was stopped for a couple of hours at Walayar with the passengers and resumed it journey later. Sunil Menon, an environmentalist and wildlife student from Palakkad told IANS, "The railways should give guidelines to its loco pilots on the probable areas where the elephant herds are likely to cross the track and forest department can provide valuable inputs regarding this. It is really unfortunate that three elephants died like this and there has to be a proper understanding between the Union environment and forest ministry and the Indian Railways regarding this across the country." /IANS




Related

SIT to commence probe on TN elephant deaths from May
Chennai, April 28 : A Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted by the Madras High Court will on May 15 commence its probe on the 19 elephant death

Bitten seven times, still not shy
Mirzapur (UP), April 28 : The popular proverb says, "Once bitten twice shy" but Bablu, a resident of Mirzapur district, has been bitten seven times an

AIIMS Bhubaneswar to conduct research study on snakebite mitigation
Bhubaneswar, April 26 : The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Bhubaneswar is going to conduct a research study with a target to reduce s