GUWAHATI, April 16 - In yet another tragic accident involving wildlife along the railway lines, an elephant died after being hit by a train at a spot between Patharkhola and Lumding last night.
�One wild elephant dashed against the 15603 Guwahati-Ledo Intercity Express between Patharkhola and Lumding at around 01.10 am last night damaging the engine. The impact threw the elephant along a slope on to the adjacent railway line. Later, it was confirmed by the Forest Department that the elephant had died,� said Pranav Jyoti Sharma, CPRO of the NFR.
He added, �The area where this unfortunate incident took place is between two places where elephant movement were detected earlier and drivers were issued Permanent Caution Orders in those two spots. The accident happened at a place which is located between these two spots and there was no Permanent Caution Order there.�