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Tourists Injured During Elephant Safari At Kaziranga National Park In Assam


Guwahati, Feb 6 (IANS) At least four tourists were injured during an elephant safari in Assam's Kaziranga National Park on Monday, officials said.

Speaking to IANS, Divisional Forest Officer Ramesh Gogoi said: 'According to the primary information received so far, two elephants engaged in a minor tussle during the safari. In the course of that, four tourists riding on an elephant fell to the ground. One 26-year-old girl was somewhat badly injured. Rest have sustained minor injuries.'

The forest staff immediately rushed the tourists to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Later, they were shifted to Jorhat Medical College and Hospital.

'In safaris, we have many elephants, and tourists sometimes insist on spotting rhinos from a very close position. Two elephants confronted each other during such a time,' Gogoi said.

The incident occurred in the Kohora range of the park.




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