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Assam Forest Department Seize Train Engine for Killing Elephant Mother and Calf

G Plus News | October 21, 2020 12:17 hrs

GUWAHATI: Assam forest officials on Tuesday, October 21 seized the engine of a freight train that was part of an accident that mowed down an elephant mother and a calf. The incident happened inside the Lumding Reserve Forest on 27 September.


As per forest authorities, the train was seized as it surpassed the speed limit. "Our caution order was violated as the train speed was high," Pulak Kumar Choudhury, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) from Hojai told G Plus. 


The elephant calf was dragged to about one kilometer following the hit. This, according to the official, is a direct indication of the violation of the speed limit. 


As such, the train engine has been seized from the Bamunimaidan yard in Guwahati.

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