By Lori Bell, Lady Freethinker; July 12, 2018
Despite efforts to reduce elephants dying in train crashes in India, negligent, speeding drivers continue to up the death toll. Two elephants were killed on Friday by a speeding train. This brings the total of elephants killed just from trains to over 10 this year.
“The animals were crossing a railway line on their way back to the jungle and the passenger train arrived at that time and hit two elephants as they were in the middle of the rail tracks, and the animals were killed on the spot,” the Wildlife Warden of Moraghat Forest Range, Seema Choudhury, told news sources.