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Assam: Wild jumbos demolish six huts along Indo-Bhutan border

A herd of wild elephants had rampaged a village damaging at least six houses along the India-Bhutan Border in Chirang district of western Assam’s Bodoland Territorial Region on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday.

The incident happened at Brahmapara under Deosri, about 42 kms from Chirang district headquarters Kajalgaon.

The villagers said they were fortunate enough to have been alerted before hand which is why, they managed to get out of their houses before elephants could damage.

The herd of elephants, according to locals and forest guards have come out of the Manas National Park.

The National Park stretches a long way into the neighbouring country Bhutan too where it is called Royal Manas National Park and is home to thousands of elephants.

Locals claim that the elephants of the National Park strays into the villages in the outskirts due to people encroaching inside the forests.

The outskirts of the National Park, Udalguri and Chirang district particularly, had been a hot bed of man-elephant conflict over the past decade during which several human and elephant’ lives have been lost.

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