Assam: Elephant Calf mowed down by train in Mariani


Guwahati: An wild elephant calf was hit and killed by a speeding train in Assam’s Mariani in Jorhat district in the wee hours of Friday.

The elephant collided with Dibrugarh-bound Rajdhani Express near Mariani town while crossing the railway track around 3 am today.

Train movement has not been affected for the incident. 

As per reports, the elephant calf had probably ventured into the area from nearby forests.

Meanwhile, forest department team has arrived on the spot.

The death of the elephant has raised concern among the local people.