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11 Injured as Elephants Go on Rampage

Eleven persons, including five forest officials, sustained injuries when elephants attacked them in the village near Hosur industrial town on Sunday.Of them, one forest department official is said to be in a serious conditiion.

Published: 10th February 2014 08:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th February 2014 08:04 AM   |  A+A-

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Eleven persons, including five forest officials, sustained injuries when elephants attacked them in the village near Hosur industrial town on Sunday.Of them, one forest department official is said to be in a serious conditiion.

A herd of 50 elephants that strayed from Karnataka had been destroying crops in the villages near Hosur over the past one week. The farmers have been protesting to chase away the animals while the forest department has been taking various steps to check the menace.

Overr 100 forest department officials led by District Forest Officer A K Ulaganathan have been camping in Sanamavu region to chase away the animals.

While the forest officials were involved in chasing operations on Sunday, the pachyderms started chasing back the officials and the public.

In the melee, the officials and public ran helter skelter, with  many of them falling in the barren tract of land.

Talking to Express, DFO Ulaganathan said five forest department officials sustained injuries when the elephants chased them. According to him, forest department officials Madhuram, Ramachandran, Raman, Gunasekaran and Sigamani were injured.

Of them, Sigamani (49) sustained serious injuries. First, he was admitted in Hosur government hospital and later shifted to Dharmapuri GH. The doctors said he has suffered a bone fracture.

Sigamani, a native of Kaveripattinam, Krishnagiri, was staying at Rayakottai.

According to sources, five other villagers also sustained minor injuries when they were chased by the elephants.

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