Six elephants have fallen to their deaths in Thailand while trying to save each other from a notorious waterfall.
Officials said the incident occurred after a baby elephant slipped over the waterfall in central Thailand's Khao Yai National Park.
Two other elephants were also found struggling on a cliff edge nearby, and have been moved by Thai authorities.
The waterfall, known as Haew Narok (Hell's Fall), has a history of similar incidents.
Who had authorized BJP legislator Padma Hazarika to tranquilize the elephant?
The death of the male elephant, which was captured after it killed five persons in Goalpara district, has evoked sharp reactions.
The Assam forest department and Sootea constituency MLA Padma Hazarika on Sunday came under attack with wildlife activists blamed the officials of the department and Hazarika for the death of the elephant.
GUWAHATI: An elephant believed to have strayed out of the herd, on Saturday barged into the Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) in Golaghat district and unleashed panic among the employees almost throughout the day. Around 4.30PM, forest officials were able to drive elephant out of the NRL complex, but not before the jumbo damaged number of motorbikes and bicycles parked within the complex.
Numaligarh forest ranger, PD Buragohain said that around 4.30PM they were able to chase the elephant out through the main gate of the NRL.