Elephant stuck in slush, choked to death in Tamil Nadu

Villagers noticed the pachyderm trapped in the slushy mud at Sembikarai yesterday and informed the officials.

Published: 27th April 2017 07:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th April 2017 07:26 PM   |  A+A-

Ten-year-old female elephant slipped into slush and died due to suffocation at Sembukkarai forest near Anaikatti on Thursday morning. (Express photo)


COIMBATORE: A 10-year-old female elephant choked to death after it allegedly got stuck in the slush near Anaikatti in the rural limits,forest department officials said today.
Villagers noticed the pachyderm trapped in the slushy mud at Sembikarai yesterday and informed the officials, who rushed to the spot early today.
However, attempts to pull it out using an earthmover failed, as large quantity of mud had entered its mouth, choking it to death, department sources said.
The carcass was buried there after post mortem, they added.

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