Man approaches elephant in Sri Lanka, crushed to death
8, Jan 2019, 5:15 PM IST
Kataragama (Sri Lanka): An unidentified man was crushed to death by an elephant after he tried to approach it while the tusker was grazing in Sri Lanka's Kataragama. The man gestured to get the enormous animal's attention, after which it began charging at him. He was crushed to death on the spot.
Human interaction with the wild elephants is usual in the area as expansion of infrastructure and homes has damaged the animal's natural habitat. The local conservation department has been made aware of the incident and the officials said they are supporting the deceased's family.