Tourist crushed to death by elephant in Kerala


IDUKKI, KERALA: A school teacher from Gujarat on a holiday here was crushed to death by an elephant. While clicking pictures with her four-year-old son, she fell to the ground. On Tuesday the Police described it as an accident.

Deepali, 27, was part of a 14-member holiday group from Gujarat’s Narmada district. The incident took place on Monday evening at the elephant camp here.

“The couple along with their 4 year-old son were taking pictures standing near the elephant. Suddenly the elephant swayed its trunk and it hit the woman who fell down near the elephant’s leg. In the melee, accidentally she came under the elephant’s feet and was seriously injured,” said a police official.