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Saturday 19 April 2014

Killer elephants run amok in city

A wild elephant charges around Mysore, in the southern Indian state of Karnataka(AP)

Two wild elephants have gone on a rampage in a southern Indian city, killing at least one person.

New Delhi Television news channel showed the body of a man at the feet of one of the animals in Mysore. The footage also showed an elephant kicking a cow.

Experts were trying to tranquillise the animals and asked residents to stay indoors and not throw stones at them.

Every year hundreds of people across India die when wild animals wander into cities as their natural habitats shrink and they have to range farther for food.

India's national parks suffer massive encroachment from people who live and forage for food in the forests or graze their cattle inside.

Press Association

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