Exclusive: 3 Wild Jumbos Died after Being Electrocuted in Upper Assam

Jumbos Died

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  • 2 wild elephants were reported dead today morning in Sivasagar
  • A wild jumbo came in contact with an HT electric cable and died a few hours ago

Guwahati: Another tragic incident came to the light where 2 wild elephants were reported dead today morning in Sivasagar’s Haluwating area. The Jumbos were out in search of food, when the wild reportedly got electrocuted, reports said.

Besides this, another incident took place where an elephant electrocution is also reported from Pub Bijuli Bagan, Numaligarh. In the incident, a wild jumbo came in contact with an HT electric cable and died a few hours ago. Thr locals Found him dead in the morning as well.

As per reports, it may be mentioned that herd of elephants from Nogapara often come out in Halubating, Tifuk and Borsila areas in search of food, where a lot of houses are also vandalized by the wild.

Also Read: Assam: Dead Body Of Injured Elephant Found Near the Kachugaon Forest Division

Over 10000 Elephants in Region

According to a report, the countrywide elephant estimation carried out this year has found 10,139 elephants in the Northeast. The report, Synchronized Elephant Population Estimation India 2017, was released in New Delhi today by Union minister for environment, forest and climate change Harsh Vardhan, who launched Gaj Yatra in the national capital on World Elephant Day today, as a nationwide campaign to protect elephants.

 

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