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.
‚ÄúThe forest guards and officials from the Mysore zoo were alerted,‚ÄĚ State Higher Education Minister S.A. Ramdas told the Times. ‚ÄúThey rushed to the spot to control the jumbos by tranquilizing them.‚ÄĚ
Two of the more destructive elephants were tranquilized, the Times reported, citing local officials. One barged into a women‚Äôs 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.