Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Wild elephants spread panic in northern Bangladesh

Some 40,000 people in three sub-districts in northern Bangladesh are living in constant fear of attacks by wild elephants, reports Xinhua.

The panic is so widespread that farmers have left some 2,000 acres of land uncultivated in the current season, The Independent reported Tuesday.

Twenty-five people were killed and over 300 people injured in attacks by wild elephant during the last four years. The pachyderms have also damaged several homes, crops and trees in the area...