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Elephants kill man, injured other in India

June 8, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Four wild elephants went on a rampage in a crowded city in Southern India on Wednesday, killing at least one person. Part of the rampage was caught on tape.

The elephants were seen on video roaming around, attacking other animals, going after people and even chasing down moving buses. Another elephant barged into a women's college compound and roamed the grounds.

One elephant was trapped inside a farm, another was tranquilized. It's unclear what happened to the other two.

One person was trampled to death by the elephants, and several others were injured.

Hundreds of people die in India annually when wild animals wander into cities as their habitats shrink and they have to range farther for food. Its parks face massive encroachment from people who live and forage in the forests or graze cattle there.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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