Train kills 6 elephants in Odisha

Last Updated: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 06:20 hrs

Bhubaneswar, Dec 30 (IANS) At least six elephants were killed after being hit by a train in Odisha's Ganjam district early Sunday, officials said.

The Chennai-bound Coromandel Express hit a herd of elephants between Rambha and Huma stations, about 150 km from here, a senior official of the East Coast Railway told IANS.

As many as six elephants were killed on the spot, the official said adding that forest and railway officials have arrived at the accident site.

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