Three elephants killed by train in Habarana
Pic By - Prasath Saman

Three elephants killed by train in Habarana

September 18, 2018   10:57 am

Three wild elephants have been killed this morning (18) after colliding with a train near the 127km post between the Habarana and Palugaswewa railway stations.

The train, transporting fuel from Colombo to Batticaloa, collided with the three elephants this morning at around 4.00 a.m. as the animals were crossing the rail track.

Two of the elephants killed in the accident were reportedly pregnant at the time of their death.

The train has derailed as a result of the accident also causing fuel to leak from one of the tanks.

Habarana Police is conducting further investigations regarding the incident.


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