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Angry Elephant K.ills 5

Angry Elephant K.ills 5

This is the terrifying moment when a man is grabbed by a rampaging elephant’s trunk and lifted off the ground like a twig as a crowd looks on helpless.

The encounter happened in eastern India where five people were killed in two separate attacks.

Four of the victims died in the village of Bhatar in West Bengal state on Sunday morning when three elephants apparently strayed from their herd.

Terrifying Moment Angry Elephant K.ills 5 People In India. watch video

Benoy Krishna Burman, West Bengal forest minister, told AFP the victims were trampled after angering the elephants by throwing stones to try to scare them off.

The male elephant died when it was hit by a tranquilliser dart fired by forestry officials summoned to help, and the other three – a female and two calves – ran away, Burman said.

Another man died in the Burdwan district of West Bengal, where a horrifying video captured his final moments.

Terrifying Moment Angry Elephant K.ills 5 People In India. watch video

Wildlife experts say encounters between humans and elephants are increasing in India’s rural areas due to the destruction of the animals’ habitat.

Last month a wild elephant went on an hours-long rampage in a town in eastern India, damaging about 100 homes, shops and other buildings.

Photos showed the bewildered animal wandering around Siliguri, about 360 miles north of Kolkata, crashing into buildings, as people scurried out of the way.

Terrifying Moment Angry Elephant K.ills 5 People In India. watch video

India is home to 29,000 wild elephants, about 60 per cent of which live outside of designated national parks and wildlife sanctuaries.

As many as 300 people are killed by the animals every year in India, according to the World Wildlife Fund has set up a flying squad in parts of Asia to head off conflict between humans and elephants.

Its teams of Asian elephants and their riders ward off the invaders, drawing them away from villages.

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