Hit by speeding train engine, 3 elephants die
Three elephants were killed after a speeding train engine rammed into them in Assam's Nagaon district on Saturday following which the Forest Department was directed to file an FIR against the railways. The engine hit the elephants, including a pregnant one, who were crossing tracks in Potiyapam area of Kampur killing two of them on the spot.
The third jumbo succumbed to its injuries later, a district administration official said. Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma directed the Forest Department to file an FIR against the railways alleging that it has failed to take the issue of elephants crossing train tracks seriously.