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Women killed in Bandarban elephant attack


A woman was trampled to death by a wild elephant at Saroi union under Lama Upazila in Bandarban early Tuesday.

The deceased was identified as Ashrafia Begum, 60, wife of late Saheb Ali Talukder, hailing from Jamalpur area of Soroi union of the Upazila.

The incident happened at 5:00 am while a herd of elephants attacked the house of Ashrafia.

Locals said that they found the house of Ashrafia damaged when they were going to perform Fazr prayers. Later, they spotted the body of the woman and footprints of a herd of elephants in the house.

Md Farid-ul-Alam, UP chairman of Soroi Union, said the incidents of elephant attack have been taking place in the area for the last few days.


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