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Indian elephant is marching along the road in Garshalboni, near Jhargram in West Bengal, India

Terrifying moment when an Indian elephant pushes a truck with its trunk down while the driver escapes quickly

  • The elephant is falling over truck in Garshalboni, near Jhargram in West Bengal, India
  • The Indian elephant pushes the truck with its trunk away while the driver escapes
  • Spectators run to the truck where they think the driver is while the elephant walks away
  • Animal had escaped from a nearby forest and was escorted from the area
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A driver escapes unscathed after a male elephant falls over his van on the side of the road.

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Footage shows the Indian elephant pushing the truck with its trunk in Garshalboni, near Jhargram in West Bengal, India.

The video shows the locals leading an elephant onto the road when a truck tries to catch up.

Indian elephant is marching along the road in Garshalboni, near Jhargram in West Bengal, India

Indian elephant is marching along the road in Garshalboni, near Jhargram in West Bengal, India

The male elephant stops its tracks and presses its trunk against the truck in an attempt to catch up with the animal

The male elephant stops its tracks and presses its trunk against the truck in an attempt to catch up with the animal

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The male elephant stops its tracks and presses its trunk against the truck in an attempt to catch up with the animal

However, the wild animal stops in its tracks and approaches the truck, where it effortlessly pushes the vehicle down.

As the animal walks along the road, spectators run to the van to check the driver.

Fortunately, the locals said that the driver was injured after he managed to escape from the truck before the elephant caused damage.

Horrifying images show how the wild animal effortlessly pushes the truck while the locals watch in shock

Horrifying images show how the wild animal effortlessly pushes the truck while the locals watch in shock

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Horrifying images show how the wild animal effortlessly pushes the truck while the locals watch in shock

The truck stays on its side, because spectators fear that the driver is still inside. The elephant seems triumphant in its quest to push the truck down

The truck stays on its side, because spectators fear that the driver is still inside. The elephant seems triumphant in its quest to push the truck down

The truck stays on its side, because spectators fear that the driver is still inside. The elephant seems triumphant in its quest to push the truck down

The lost elephant was said to have strayed from the surrounding forest and caused massacre after he found his way to the residential area.

Indian elephants usually weigh five tons and extend to 21 feet in length.

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The elephants grow to 11 feet and live in broad-leaved forests, grasslands and can survive in tropical conditions.

Frightened residents run to the truck, which is on its side. Fortunately the locals said that the driver escaped unharmed from the vehicle

Frightened residents run to the truck, which is on its side. Fortunately the locals said that the driver escaped unharmed from the vehicle

Frightened residents run to the truck, which is on its side. Fortunately the locals said that the driver escaped unharmed from the vehicle

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