Guwahati: Two wild elephants got electrocuted after coming in contact with a live electrical wire at the Rani forest reserve in Assam’s Kamrup district on Saturday.
According to a forest official, the elephant duo were a usual sight in the area and were seen moving out of the peripheral forests in search for food. On Saturday morning, as they came out looking for food when one of the elephants while trying to uproot a bamboo tree touched a live wire with its trunk.
The other elephant also came in contact with the electrical wire while trying to save its companion, the official said.
The body of the two tuskers have been recovered from the area and have been shifted by forest officials for postmortem.
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