18 Elephants Killed In Lightning Strike In Assam

A minimum of 18 wild elephants had been discovered useless atop Bamuni Hills in Assam.

A minimum of 18 wild elephants had been discovered useless atop Bamuni Hills in Assam’s Nagaon district right this moment after lightning struck them in the course of the showers within the space final evening.

Sources from the state forest division have advised NDTV that as per preliminary investigation, the animals seem to have been killed in a lightning strike.

The sources mentioned a search operation has been launched within the space and the precise purpose and variety of elephants killed can be recognized in the end.

The incident came about in Kandoli Proposed Reserved Forest (PRF) in Kathiatoli vary of Nagaon forest Division.

“Native villagers knowledgeable us concerning the demise of the elephants. We rushed to the spot and located them mendacity on the bottom. We have now despatched the carcasses for postmortem,” mentioned a forest official.

Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) Amit Sahay has mentioned, “The realm could be very distant and our staff may attain there on Thursday afternoon. It was discovered that carcasses had been mendacity in two teams. Fourteen had been mendacity atop the hill and 4 had been discovered on the backside of the hill,” he mentioned.

Assam Setting and Forest minister Parimal Suklabaidya has mentioned he’s “deeply pained” by the incident.

In an announcement right here right this moment, Mr Suklabaidya mentioned he could be visiting the spot with the The Principal Chief Conservator Of Forests (wildlife) and different officers on Friday to take inventory of the scenario.

The minister added {that a} staff of forest and veterinary officers had already visited the positioning.

Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma has directed the minister to go to the spot and take obligatory steps.

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