Guwahati (Assam), Oct 26 : One camp elephant named Oiravat, one Swamp deer and two wild boars died due to electrocution at Burapahar Range under Haticamp of Kaziranga National Park .
Four animals, including an elephant of the forest department, died of electrocution inside Assam’s Kaziranga National Park (KNP) on Monday, PTI reported quoting an official .
The elephant, a wild deer and two boars were killed near Haticamp area of the Kaziranga National Park when transmission cables and a pole of Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) fell on them.
A chain tied to a leg of the pachyderm got stuck in the pole and when the elephant pulled it, the pole and the cables fell to the ground. The animals came in contact with the live wire and died, KNP director P Sivakumar said.
( With Agency inputs )
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