Empty Goods Train Claims Lives of Three Elephants in Alipurduar District
- Indian Masterminds Bureau
- Published on 28 Nov 2023, 11:13 am IST
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- Three elephants, including two young ones, died in the tragic incident
- World Elephant Day - Day is observed on August 12 every year to spread awareness of the need to preserve and protect the world's elephants. (Credit: Jim Corbett Website)
Three elephants including two babies, were killed on Monday when a goods train hit them while they were crossing the tracks passing through forests at Rajabhatkhawa in West Bengal’s Alipurduar district.
The unfortunate incident occurred in the Rajabhatkhawa-Kalchini section, an area not equipped with the Intrusion Detection System (IDS) designed to prevent such collisions. Rajabhatkhawa is a forested region situated adjacent to the Buxa Tiger Reserve in northern Bengal.
The tragic collision involving the elephants took place at 7:20 am as an empty goods train was en route from Alipurduar to Siliguri.
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