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Four baby elephants were killed when the Colombo bound Thaleimannar Express train crashed into them near Karadikulam, Chettikulam last night, the Railway Control Room said.

The four elephants were killed at 11.00 pm last night, the control room said.

Neither the train nor the tracks were damaged in the incident. However, the train was slightly delayed as it was halted until the four elephants were removed from the track.

 

Video by Wanni Romesh Madushanka

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  • J J Wednesday, 17 August 2016 03:54 PM

    Sri-lanka yahapalanaya responsible Government Transport minister, Wild life Department

    rasheed Thursday, 18 August 2016 11:08 AM

    JJ, you stupid, what has Yahapalanaya do fo this tragedy? You expect the President to sit on the track and chase these elephant or ban this train .service?

    AT Thursday, 18 August 2016 11:12 AM

    Who cares if the train or tracks were damaged !! The main concern is the HUGE loss of life due to man.

    mm Wednesday, 17 August 2016 10:29 AM

    I cant express my sadness and shock for this unimaginable loss of such majestic creatures in the hands of mankind..... hell is on earth via DM iOS App

    Blair Wednesday, 17 August 2016 10:39 AM

    It is high time that authorities take quick action to arrest this situation.

    Warra Wednesday, 17 August 2016 10:41 AM

    Im so shocked! What are the wildlife officers doing?If this is an elephant coridor where is the electric fence.

    ANTON Wednesday, 17 August 2016 10:49 AM

    SADDEST NEWS OF BABY ELEPHANTS, WHAT DOES THAT LITTLE GIRL HAS IN HER MIND, FULL OF SORROW I SUPPOSE.

    ANTON Wednesday, 17 August 2016 10:52 AM

    KIDS PAYING THEIR LAST RESPECT TO ELEPHANT KIDS ....

    SL Wednesday, 17 August 2016 11:41 AM

    A very sad news.shall look for a solution for this type of tragedies .


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