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Elephant hit by train breaks legs, lands in ravine

The elephant lying by the side of the tracks was fed sugarcane while awaiting aid from Wildlife Department officers and doctors from the Veterinary Services Department.
The elephant lying by the side of the tracks was fed sugarcane while awaiting aid from Wildlife Department officers and doctors from the Veterinary Services Department.


2007-05-27 - Segamat, Malaysia , Junita Mat Rashid

An elephant crossing a railway line in Bekok early yesterday sustained two broken hind legs when it was hit by a train. The impact of the collision flung the animal, believed to be 10 years old and weighing about a tonne, into a 15m ravine near the tracks. It is understood it would be put to sleep if efforts to save it failed. The train, which started its journey from Kuala Lumpur, was heading for Singapore when the incident happened at 4.50am. On Nov 2, 2004, two 4.5 tonne female elephants die...



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