Elephant menace continues in eastern Nepal, death toll reaches 8

Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), Royal Chitwan National Park, Terai Arc, Nepal.  © WWF-Canon / Jeff FOOTT
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), Royal Chitwan National Park, Terai Arc, Nepal. © WWF-Canon / Jeff FOOTT

2006-11-06 - SUNSARI, Nepal
The elephant menace that claimed seven lives in five days during the last week of October continued in Sunsari as a wild elephant killed a local woman here Sunday evening. A rogue elephant killed 37-year-old Lila Devi Pandey in Itahari, Sunsari yesterday evening while she was returning from the jungle near Tal Talaiya carrying firewood. Pandey is the eighth victim of the rogue elephants in the eastern Terai region in the last two weeks.

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