Wild Elephant Kills 2 Women in Nepal

Wild Elephant Kills 2 Women  in Nepal
Wild Elephant Kills 2 Women  in Nepal

A wild elephant killed two women outside their home near a wildlife reserve in southeastern Nepal, local police reported on Wednesday. They were working in their field on Tuesday afternoon when the animal fatally trampled the pair, aged 45 and 35, near the village of Kanchanpur in Saptari District, police officer Dilli Chauhan said.  The elephant came from Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, a habitat for wild animals from water buffalo to rare species of birds, Menafn.com reported.  On Monday, a leopard killed a six-year-old boy who was returning home on the outskirts of Kathmandu. Police found the boy's dead body inside a forest after his family alerted police to the disappearance.  Under Nepalese law, the victim's family is entitled to one million rupees ($9,740) in compensation for death by wild animal.  Conflict between wild animals and humans has increased in recent years in Nepal, raising concerns about the safety of people living near protected areas.

Animals seem to be taking a revenge on humans. Only a few days ago, a man, though to be a poacher, was killed and eaten by a pride of lions in South Africa. 


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