Man killed in elephant attack in Sherpur

Sun Online Desk

11th October, 2016 10:16:16 printer

Man killed in elephant attack in Sherpur

A farmer was trampled to death and two others injured in an attack by wild elephant at Bakura area in Jhinaigati upazila on Monday night.

The deceased was identified as Bachhiram Chambugong, 60, son of Kantram Sangmar of the area, reports unb.

Jahirul Islam, chairman of Kangsha union parishad, said a herd of elephants numbering 60-70 went down the hills around 7.30pm and damaged a paddy field in the area.

When the locals tried to ward off the elephants, the mammoths attacked the them which left Bacchiram dead and two others injured. A cow was also killed during the confrontation.

With the latest incident, death toll due to wild elephant attacks in Kangsha union over the last one month rises to four.