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Bandarban woman killed in wild elephant attack

  • Published at 01:41 pm March 10th, 2021
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Dhaka Tribune

The elephants also vandalized a farmhouse and damaged some crops

A woman was killed after she was attacked by a group of wild elephants in Lama upazila of Bandarban.

The incident took place in Purbachambi Garurlora Para of Aziznagar union of the upazila on Wednesday morning. 

The deceased has been identified as Hajera Begum, 46, wife of Nurul Alam. She worked at local rubber gardens.

According to local sources, Hajera Begum was severely injured when a group of wild elephants attacked her on her way to work at a rubber garden next to her house around 7am on Wednesday. 

Later, when locals rushed her to Padua Health Complex in nearby Lohagara upazila, the doctor on duty declared her dead. 

Following this incident, the elephants also vandalized a farmhouse and damaged some crops.

Aziznagar Union Parishad Chairman Jasim Uddin said: “The locals are panicking as the elephants still haven’t left the area. At any moment, the elephants can attack and cause loss of life and property. ”

In this regard, Lama Divisional Forest Officer SM Kaisar said that the victim’s family will be compensated by the Forest Department as per the rules.

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