New Delhi: Two elephants walking on the tracks in India were killed in a train collision.
According to Indian media, while walking in the state of Assam, two elephants came on the tracks of the train and did not even notice the continuous ringing of the horn of the train as a result of which both the elephants were killed in the collision of the train.
The dead elephants were buried in a nearby forest after an autopsy. Local wildlife officials said that during the rice cultivation season, elephants often leave the forest and enter settlements and fields and die in front of the train.
Wildlife officials further said that the railway authorities have been requested to reduce the speed of trains while passing through elephant populated areas.