Dooars, West Bengal: An adult elephant was killed after it was hit by a passenger train, while trying to cross the railway tracks near Banerhat, Jalpaiguri in the Dooars.
The incident reportedly happened on September 28, 2019.
It is reported that the elephant was dragged for 30 meters after getting hit by the train.
In the video above, you can see the impact of the accident on both the train and on the elephant, who could be seen trying to get up.
The elephant could be seen with injuries all over its body and was trying so hard to stand up even after sustaining the injuries.
According to local news agencies, NGO’s in Dooars have requested to let trains use other railway tracks so the animals could safely pass.
Sankar Roy, a passenger of the train, said, “Unfortunately, the people concerned are not interested in sorting out the problem. Similar incidents are happening but the railways have been indifferent to the issue.”
According to Times of India, speeding trains have killed over 65 elephants since 2004 to 2019 in the area.
I know you will find it painful & schocking. But such things are happening & require our attention. FD team reached location on time, provided medical help also. We don't know much about internal injury. A team stayed near him in night. Video to ponder. pic.twitter.com/DNZUzNfjN2
— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) September 28, 2019
Inside the forest area, the speed of the trains was at 25 kilometers per hour in 2015 to 2016, but later that year, the speed was increased to 50 kilometers per hour.
The video of the poor elephant suffering was shared by thousands of people on Social Media.