Serhat TUNAR –TDO- A mother-daughter duo and a forest official were killed Monday in two separate elephant attacks in India, officials said.
The mother and daughter were killed in India's eastern state of Jharkhand, while the forest official was killed in southern state of Andhra Pradesh.
"Today in the morning a woman and her daughter were trampled to death by elephants in Rampur village of Gumla," an official posted in Ranchi told Xinhua over the phone.
According to forest department officials, a herd of elephants entered a village, triggering panic among villagers.
"Eyewitnesses told us seven elephants surrounded the house of Archna Devi and destroyed it. The herd trampled her to death along with her daughter, when she tried to escape the attacking animals."
The elephants later on returned to the forest area after damaging many houses and properties in the village.
In a separate incident a 43-year-old forest official was also trampled to death by an elephant in Andhra Pradesh.
Every year many people get killed or injured in the growing man-animal conflict across India.