The incident happened when the pachyderm, while crossing a railway track, came under the Ledo-bound train in Hojai district of Assam
Guwahati: An elephant was mowed down by a train near Lumding station in Assam’s Hojai district on Monday night.
According to reports, a herd of around 10 elephants was crossing the railway tracks when one of them, left behind by the group, was ran over by the Ledo-bound Guwahati-Ledo Intercity Express.
Reacting quickly, forest officials immediately rushed to the spot after getting information, and soon initiated investigation into the incident.
“The elephant was crossing the railway tracks with its herd when the incident occurred. While all the other elephants managed to cross the tracks, one of them was left behind and killed after being hit by the train,” a local resident said.