|Three elephants electrocuted in Uttar Pradesh
United News of India
Lakhimpur Kheri, July 8, 2011
Three elephants were electrocuted near the Dudhwa wildlife sanctuary on the Nighasan-Palia road here today.
officials said the tuskers were burnt alive when an 11,000 volt high
tension wire fell on them when they uprooted a pole in Bodihya Kala
However, the officials were probing the death as a few
days back these elephants had damaged huge quantities of agricultural
produce and the farmers were demanding compensation from the government.
bodies of elephants would be sent for post-mortem examination, the
officials said while senior police and forest officials have rushed to
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