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Wild elephants kill 1 in Assam

A herd of wild elephants on Monday killed one person at Rangapara and intruded into Patanjali Mega Herbal Food Park near Assam Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) complex after destroying its boundary wall at Ghoramari in Assam's Sonitpur district, official

sources said. The herd, which regularly comes out from Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary in Rangapara area, killed Vimsen Munda (50) at 18 number Namgaon division in Sesa Tea Estate and also destroyed the temporary houses there, the sources said.

This is the second incident of wild pachyderms killing humans since the last three days when on Saturday a woman, Arsolata Karmakar (45), was trampled to death in Dhendai Tea Estate at number 9 line of the garden, the sources said. Assistant Conservator of Forest West Sonitpur Division Jasim Ahmad said that Forest Department officials visited Patanjali Park where the wild herd demolished its wall on the northern boundary which has been its regular path of movement.

Ahmed said the Herbal Park authority have been asked to put up solar fencing attached with the boundary wall to prevent the mammoths from entering the park.
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