Photographer is crushed by a furious elephant after walking too close to his herd while trying to take pictures – the eighth delaying death in the same Indian region in ten days
- Asish Shit, 35, from Howrah near Calcutta, came too close to the elephant herd
- Forestry Officer Division said the hospital declared the man dead on arrival
- West Bengal has seen 10 elephant-related deaths in just 10 days
A photographer was crushed by a furious elephant after walking too close to his herd, bringing the number of delaying deaths in the West Bengal state to eight in just 10 days.
Asish Shit, 35, from Howrah near Calcutta, photographed a wild herd of 12 elephants with a friend in the forests around the Atadihi area of Sankrail.
& # 39; Shit started taking photos of some elephants roaming the local forest. He came very close to the elephant who trampled him. He was taken to Bhangagarh Hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival, & said Arup Mukherjee, the forest officer division.
The attack comes after a series of elephant attacks, where Shit passes and brings the number of deaths within 10 days.
A photographer was killed by an elephant in the woods near Calcutta after coming too close to the herd. Shown: file photo of elephants in the wild
The 35-year-old man, from Howrah (photo) in Calcutta, India, was killed when he approached a wild herd of a dozen elephants. Although often compliant, the power and ability of an elephant to fly in violent anger makes them one of the most dangerous animals in the world
On Saturday, a 35-year-old worker in North Bengal was kicked to death after a wild herd had cornered him. The man was working and loading rocks on a truck for roadworks when the herd appeared from the forest.
Another woman died on October 30 after the 60-year-old went to a forest to collect leaves and mushrooms.
A lonely, furious elephant stomps on a young couple walking home at night on October 28 and killing both of them.
An animal handler, Chaure Majhi, 34, was thrown into the ground on October 26 by one of the state elephants' own elephants. The man died later in the hospital.
Gobinda Roy, 22, was killed by an elephant while returning home the same evening.
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