Guwahati: An adult female elephant died due to electrocution in Golaghat district of Assam on Sunday, a state government official said.

The incident took place around 4 am, and signs of burns owing to electrocution were visible, he said.

A forest official said an electric post of 11 KV line was found tilted in Dholagaon Pathar near the carcass of the elephant, aged around 18 years, according to a government release.

A post-mortem examination has been conducted, it added.

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