Two children, 9 & 11, killed in elephant attack in Mahiyanganaya last night

Two children, 9 & 11, killed in elephant attack in Mahiyanganaya last night

Two children, 9 & 11, killed in elephant attack in Mahiyanganaya last night

Written by Staff Writer

23 Nov, 2018 | 8:04 am

Colombo (News1st): In a tragic incident reported late last night, two children were reportedly crushed to death by marauding wild elephants in a rural village in Mahiyanganaya, Sri Lanka.

Initial reports reaching News 1st suggest that the family had tried to escape from their home when elephants attacked it around 1130 last night.

This village has been plagued with elephant attacks for many years with News 1st continuously highlighting the plight of its residents.

The final rights of the two children are expected to be conducted today.

The human elephant conflict claims the lives of hundreds of humans and elephants in Sri Lanka, each year.

Read and watch our report on this issue, in 2015:

Human-elephant conflict rages on; Polonnaruwa, Mahiyangana villagers at risk

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