19:58 GMT +314 December 2019
Listen Live
    Elephant

    Speeding Train Leaves Elephant Critically Injured in India [Graphic Video 18+]

    © Sputnik / Fayed El-Geziry
    Asia & Pacific
    Get short URL
    0 14
    Subscribe

    New Delhi (Sputnik): A heart-wrenching video of a critically injured elephant trying to get away from railroad tracks after being crushed by a speeding train in the Indian state of West Bengal is leaving social media users crestfallen.

    The forceful collision on Friday wrecked the train’s engine in the state’s Jalpaiguri district. The incident occurred on a stretch notorious for elephant deaths since the rail line running through the elephant corridor was converted to broad gauge.

    In the video, the hapless elephant, with blood oozing out its body can be seen struggling to move away from the train tracks. The ultimate fate of the jumbo is not known.

    WARNING: The following video is graphic and may offend sensibilities

    As many as 67 elephants have been mowed down by trains in India between 2013 and the present day.

    Related:

    Animal Lovers Outraged as Captive Endangered Whale Shark Video Goes Viral
    Indian Female Parliamentarian Faces Harassment on Train
    Elephant Goes on Wild Rampage During Sri Lankan Religious Ceremony Leaving 18 Injured - Video
    Tags:
    accident, Wildlife, collision, collision, train, West Bengal, elephant, India
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik