KATHMANDU:- A wild elephant killed an Indian tourist in Nepal’s largest national park on Tuesday in the second deadly attack in recent months. The 22-year-old woman was returning on foot with her parents from a jungle safari in Chitwan National Park when the elephant charged at the group. “She was immediately taken to a hospital but died while under treatment,” Chitwan’s police chief Deepak Thapa told AFP. “Her parents were not hurt.” Last month a woman was trampled to death and two others were injured when wild elephants rampaged through a village in the southern district of Bardia. There are about 300 elephants in Nepal, mostly domesticated.
They are used to take tourists on jungle rides and for anti-poaching patrols in the country’s national parks.This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 11-Jan-2017 here.