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Assam: Man trampled to death by wild elephant along Indo-Bhutan border

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Guwahati: In a tragic incident, a man was trampled to death by a wild elephant in Assam’s Tamulpur district along the Indo-Bhutan international border on Thursday.

The incident took place in the Ganeshguri area in the district when the victim was on the way to the jungle.

The deceased has been identified as Nan Tima Bando.

Last month, in the same district, a 40-year-old woman was trampled to death by a wild elephant in Angarkata Santipur village. The deceased was identified as Alka Biswas.

Alka was attacked by the elephant when she came out of her house to fetch water from the nearby stream. 

Conservationists are worried due to human-elephant conflict in the state has reached alarming proportions in 2022. The elephant often strays into the human settlement in search of food and water.

Over the last ten years, 812 people and 900 elephants were killed as competition for land intensified in the state.

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