Four elephants killed by train

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NEW DELHI (AFP) – A passenger train collided with a herd of elephants crossing the tracks in India’s northeast, an official said yesterday, killing four of the endangered animals in the high-speed accident. The impact of the collision in Assam state late Saturday derailed the engine but no passengers were injured, regional railways spokesman P.J. Sharma said. Another elephant was seriously injured in the accident, he added. The elephants were part of a larger herd migrating through the hilly forest state, where train tracks cut across elephant corridors that act as transit routes for the wandering animals.

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