Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Elephant tramples boy to death while trying to take selfie

A teenager in India has died trying to take a selfie with a fleeing Elephant.

The 15-year-old boy identified as Mithun Paswan, was in the company of two friends in the Araria District of Bihar when they noticed a crowd looking at an elephant as it wandered through the village of Majlispur.

Mithun and his friends joined the crowd to stare at the elephant and they soon decided to go closer to take a selfie with their cellphones.
When the elephant ran towards them, his friends and the rest of the crowd fled but Mithun was too slow and was trampled by the angry elephant.

The villagers, while watching from a distance called Forestry department officials for help. 

Mithun was rush to a hospital where he was declared dead. Officials are still trying to locate the fleeing elephant.

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