Sunday 25 October 2020

Speeding train kills four elephants in Assam

- Posted on 11 February 2018

Guwahati, Feb 11 (IANS) At least four elephants were killed and two others injured in Assam after a train hit a herd trying to cross railway tracks, officials said.

The incident took place late Saturday night, P.J. Sharma, Chief Public Relations Officer of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), said on Sunday.

The elephants were killed near Hawaipur railway station when the Guwahati-Silchar passenger express train hit the herd, killing four of them on spot.
Locals have claimed that the accident spot was an identified elephant corridor.
They alleged that they tried to signal the loco pilot to slow down due to the movement of elephants.

Read more

Punjabupdate is the free media platform established with a view to uphold what the fourth estate stands for without making any tall claims. Our practice so far has been to be non-conformist rather than flowing with the tide. We know this is not the easy path but then it has always been so. It is credibility and independence that are dear to us and epitomise our core values. We will question what is wrong and espouse what we feel is the right cause, at the same time fully conscious that both are relative terms but we will go by the interpretations are rooted in the collective consciousness of the people. At the same time, we will not stake any claim to be moralists as that can the most difficult test to pass and we admit it.
Copyright 2020 ©