Train mows down five elephants in Assam

GUWAHATI: Five elephants have been mowed down by a practice at Lumding area of Hojai district, about 174 KM from here on Saturday night, a rerun of jumbo demise on railway tracks that claimed 13 lives to this point in 4 months.
The Guwahati-Silchar Fast passenger practice knocked down a herd of elephants between Hawaipur and Lamshakan underneath Lumding department of N F Railway (NFR) around 10 PM on Saturday. The engine of the practice got derailed, however no passenger used to be hurt.

NFR leader public family members officer, Pranav Jyoti Sharma mentioned that the twist of fate took place at a location the place there used to be no notified elephant hall.

"Based on inputs received from forest department a speed restriction of 30kmph had been imposed and all trains were instructed to slow down while passing by. Prima facie inquiry found the train was within its stipulated speed. A departmental inquiry has been ordered to find out whether all protocols were adhered," Sharma mentioned.

Forest department, then again, mentioned that the area the place the 5 elephants have been killed used to be a few of the notified corridors utilized by elephants.

A senior woodland official mentioned that according to the record of puts utilized by elephants for crossing railway tracks underneath Nagaon South Forest Division, Hojai, provided to NFR in 2016, different spots along the Hawaipur-Lamshakan stretch of railway tracks have been notified.

Both woodland department and NFR conceded that because of "close" coordination between officials from two facets many impending mishaps have been avoided.

Sharma mentioned 200 impending train-elephant collision have been prevented this 12 months alone.

"It is only because of the close coordination between field level officials of both the forest and railway department that many elephants were saved. But the elephants casualties that have taken place has to be seen in the light of recent spurt of human-animal conflicts," Sharma mentioned.

On December 10 ultimate 12 months, six elephants including a pregnant jumbo used to be killed in collision with the Guwahati-Naharlagun Express practice at Bamgaon in Sonitpur district. The place of mishap used to be 10 to 15 KM clear of the demarcated elephant hall. Also in November ultimate 12 months two elephants have been killed by a practice at Thakurkuchi, in the outskirt of Guwahati.

In 2016 a minimum of seven elephants died because of collision with trains in different parts of the state. Most of the jumbo casualties have been outdoor the recognized inclined locations the place elephants typically pass the railway tracks. End
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