Train mows down wild tusker at Walayar

The jumbo was hit while the Chennai-bound train was moving on the B line.

Published: 04th August 2019 03:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th August 2019 03:10 AM   |  A+A-

The wild tusker that was killed near Walayar on Friday night | EXPRESS

By Express News Service

PALAKKAD: A wild tusker was killed near the Puthupathy railway gate at Walayar after it was hit by the Thiruvananthapuram-Chennai Express on Friday night.

This is the third elephant to be killed since January 2018. The jumbo was hit while the Chennai-bound train was moving on the B line. The line runs through the Walayar forests and many elephants have been killed in the sector in similar fashion.The post-mortem of the 18 to 20-year-old elephant is on, said Walayar forest range officer Giljith. The continuing rain has delayed the process, he added.

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