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Flowers offered by villagers lie near the trunk of wild Asiatic male elephant which was killed after being hit by a train in Kurkuria village about 31 miles east of Gauhati, India on Aug. 2.

Elephant killed by train receives proper burial

2012-08-03 - Gauhati, India.

A female elephant died on Wednesday after it was hit by a passenger train while crossing a railway track searching for food, forest officials said. Local Indian villagers buried the Asiatic pachyderm near the Panbari railway station in Assam.


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4 wild Asiatic elephants electrocuted in India by low-strung power cables

2007-11-22 - Gauhati, India.

Four wild elephants were electrocuted after becoming entangled in low-strung power cables while foraging for food in the forests of India's northeast, officials said Thursday. The deaths, following the electrocution of six elephants last month, prompted conservationist to call for shifting the cables out of the elephants' shrinking habitat.


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Paris Hilton Gets Praise from Conservationists for Efforts to Save Binge-Drinking Elephants

2007-11-13 - GAUHATI, India.

Paris Hilton is being praised by conservationists for highlighting the problem of binge-drinking elephants in northeastern India. Activists said a celebrity endorsement such as Hilton's was sure to raise awareness of the plight of the pachyderms that get drunk on farmers' homemade rice beer and then go on a rampage. The elephants get drunk all the time. It is becoming really dangerous. We need to stop making alcohol available to them,'' the 26-year-old socialite said in a report posted on World ...


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Indian Elephants Electrocute Themselves After Getting Drunk

2007-10-23 - Gauhati, India.

Six Asiatic wild elephants were electrocuted as they went berserk after drinking rice beer in India's remote northeast, a wildlife official said Tuesday. Nearly 40 elephants came to a village on Friday looking for food. Some found beer, which farmers ferment and keep in plastic and tin drums in their huts, said Sunil Kumar, a state wildlife official. They got drunk, uprooted a utility pole carrying power lines and were electrocuted in Chandan Nukat, a village nearly 150 miles west of Shillong, t...


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Elephant handler Sarbeswar Rabha tries to control Dhanbahadur, a domestic elephant that turned violent on a road injuring three pedestrians including Rabha, in Gauhati, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, in this July 22, 2005, file photo. Two dom

Elephant Rampage In India Kills 8. Two Elephants Gunned Down After Terrorizing Northeast Villages

2007-08-16 - Gauhati, India.

Two domesticated elephants went on a rampage through several villages in northeastern India, killing eight people and injuring five before being shot dead by police, officials said Thursday. Police were searching for the owners of the elephants and trying to establish what caused the violent behavior, rare among tamed elephants. Angry villagers protesting the lack of protection burned down the local forestry office. The rampage occurred Wednesday in an area bordering India's Assam and Mizoram st...


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A villager looks at the body of a dead elephant that was knocked down by a freight train, at Deo Chotal, near Deepor Beel bird sanctuary, on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Friday, Aug. 10, 2007. Two wild elephants were killed when they were hit by a fr

Train Kills 2 Elephants in India

2007-08-10 - Gauhati, India.

Two wild elephants were killed when they were hit by a freight train in India's remote northeast Friday, officials said.

The elephants were knocked down while crossing the tracks along with a herd of nearly 20 pachyderms near Gauhati, Assam's capital, said M.C. Malakar, the state's chief wildlife warden. An adult elephant and a calf took the maximum impact of the train and were killed, Malakar said. The train engine was derailed by the impact of the collision, said T. Rabha, a rai...


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Wild elephant kills 1 villager in India"s northeast, says wildlife official.

2007-04-28 - Gauhati, India.

A wild elephant killed a villager in India's remote northeast while another of the animals chased fishermen in a swamp, authorities said Saturday, as habitat destruction forces the elephants to seek food in populated areas. The elephant had been feeding near a bamboo grove when suddenly turned and attacked a villager returning home on a bicycle Friday night near Chakradeo, a village on the outskirts of Assam state's capital, Gauhati, said wildlife official S. Nath.


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Killer Elephant Named After Usama Bin Laden Shot Dead in India

2006-12-17 - GAUHATI, India.

A killer elephant named after Usama bin Laden by fearful villagers was killed by sharpshooters, officials said Sunday. The animal was blamed for 14 deaths in the northeastern state of Assam. "A licensed shooter shot and killed the 10-foot tall bull near the Behali forest reserve in northern Assam," said wildlife warden Chandan Bora.


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Berserk elephant kills two in India

2005-04-12 - Gauhati, India.

An elephant has gone berserk in a busy shopping area of a north-eastern Indian city, killing two people and injuring two others, a forest ranger said. People ran for their lives when its keeper lost control of the animal in Gauhati, the capital of Assam state, forest guard Narayan Mahanta said.


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Beer-swilling elephants terrorize Indian villages

2004-11-14 - GAUHATI, India. Wasbir Hussain, The Associated Press

Wild elephant herds have been terrorizing India's remote
northeast, killing people, flattening houses and even guzzling local
rice-beer supplies, prompting villagers to retaliate against the pachyderms
with firecrackers and bonfires.

With an estimated 5,000 elephants, Assam state has the largest concentration
of wild Asiatic elephants in India, said M.C. Malakar, Assam's chief
wildlife warden.


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10 Headlines about Elephants from GAUHATI2012-08-03 - Gauhati, India - Elephant killed by train receives proper burial 2007-11-22 - Gauhati, India - 4 wild Asiatic elephants electrocuted in India by low-strung power cables 2007-11-13 - GAUHATI, India - Paris Hilton Gets Praise from Conservationists for Efforts to Save Binge-Drinking Elephants 2007-10-23 - Gauhati, India - Indian Elephants Electrocute Themselves After Getting Drunk 2007-08-16 - Gauhati, India - Elephant Rampage In India Kills 8. Two Elephants Gunned Down After Terrorizing Northeast Villages 2007-08-10 - Gauhati, India - Train Kills 2 Elephants in India 2007-04-28 - Gauhati, India - Wild elephant kills 1 villager in India"s northeast, says wildlife official. 2006-12-17 - GAUHATI, India - Killer Elephant Named After Usama Bin Laden Shot Dead in India 2005-04-12 - Gauhati, India - Berserk elephant kills two in India 2004-11-14 - GAUHATI, India - Beer-swilling elephants terrorize Indian villages

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