Fast train ran over six elephants in eastern India

At least six elephants killed by train in eastern India, wrote on Monday, Indian Express newspaper with reference to the local forest.

The incident took place yesterday in the state of Orissa. Express train hit a herd of elephants crossing the railroad tracks. Among the dead animals — two cubs, said the environmental agency. The collision also killed riding on the train railway employee.

Presumably, machinists composition could not brake in time because of poor visibility — in the state of emergency was a fog. Staffing trains on the branch was only restored after eight hours.

In India, home to about 26,000 wild elephants, which in many regions of the country are considered sacred animals.

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