Woman worker killed in elephant attack in Bandarban

Sun Online Desk

10th March, 2021 03:53:01 printer

Woman worker killed in elephant attack in Bandarban

A woman was killed as a herd of wild elephants attacked her in Purbachambi Garurlora Para of Aziznagar union in Lama upazila of Bandarban on Wednesday morning

The deceased was identified as Hajera Begum, 46, wife of Nurul Alam. She was a worker of local rubber garden.

According to local sources, a group of wild elephants attacked Hajera Begum while she was going to her workplace at around 7:00am, leaving her severely injured.

Later, locals rushed her to Padua Health Complex in nearby Lohagara upazila where duty doctor declared her dead.

Following this incident, the elephants also vandalised a farmhouse and damaged some crops.

Aziznagar Union Parishad Chairman Jasim Uddin said: “The locals are panicking as the elephants still haven’t left the area. At any moment, the elephants can attack and cause loss of life and property. ”

In this regard, Lama Divisional Forest Officer SM Kaisar said that the victim’s family will be compensated by the Forest Department as per the rules.