Elephant kills man in India
An elephant roams the street Wednesday in Mysore, India, with a tranquilizer dart in its side.
June 8th, 2011
08:11 PM ET

Elephant kills man in India

A wild elephant trampled a man to death in Mysore, India, Wednesday, creating panic in the city.

Four elephants bore through the city around 6 a.m., straying from the town of Tirumakudalu Narsipura, about 35 kilometers (21 miles) from Mysore, according to The Times of India. One elephant was seen trampling to death a 55-year-old security guard at a bank ATM. The elephant also attacked a cow in the market and a moving bus in the street.

“The forest guards and officials from the Mysore zoo were alerted,” State Higher Education Minister S.A. Ramdas told the Times. “They rushed to the spot to control the jumbos by tranquilizing them.”

Two of the more destructive elephants were tranquilized, the Times reported, citing local officials. One barged into a women’s college compound and roamed the grounds while the other wreaked havoc in a residential area.

As a precaution, schools and colleges were closed for the day and extra police deployed.

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  1. Fiona

    The CNN interviewer is an idiot. "We're used to seeing elephants at the circus," she says. Circus elephants are among the most abused animals out there. They are capable of extreme violence, which occasionally happens (and I say good for them, although they end up being shot or sent to an even worse situation than the circus). They are beaten ion submission, chained, kept in trucks and train cars for most of their working lives. What an ignorant example!

    June 9, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elephant Trainer

      Depends on the elephant and trainer, but actually I bet every elephant you have actually seen in the flash was at a zoo or circus. Why did you say she was wrong to say that, when it's true? Truer than your rant, anyway.

      June 9, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fiona

      Hit a nerve, "Elephant Trainer"? You are wrong, of course. But then, you are an animal abuser, so what can anyone expect?

      June 9, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Teenage Elephant

    You all just hate elephants. Society is against us all the way, and you discriminate against us at every turn. I get turned down for summer jobs just because I have a howdah on my back; is that my fault?

    June 9, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. YounanMarketingAndManagementAssociatesInc, Int'l Intst''r

    i was discussing elephants for a few topics not too long ago, interesting eh what lord rama do you own again?why did you stalk my neice and have others killed because i followed your tramp league there? theresa noelle younan ymma-iii

    June 9, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. CP ha ya dah

    haha, could have made some real nice tusk necklaces.

    June 10, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
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