Wild elephant tramples man | Daily News


Wild elephant tramples man

A 60-year-old man was attacked by a wild elephant on Sigiriya -Polonnaruwa Road on Saturday night (25) injuring him seriously.

He was rushed to the Habarana Hospital and later transferred to the Dambulla Hospital where he was pronounced dead .The deceased was identified as R.M.Sisira Kumara of Piburegama, Galagedara Kanday, police said

Police investigations revealed that a group of members of a welfare society from Piburegama had gone on a trip in a bus on the day. En-route , they had seen an elephant on the way and stopped. A few of them had followed the elephant and suddenly it turned and chased after them. The victim had fallen and the animal has attacked him.

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