Schoolgirl dies in Cox’s Bazar as elephant goes on a rampage

Published: June 28, 2018 11:37:53 | Updated: June 29, 2018 16:49:04

A minor girl was trampled to death by a rampaging elephant at Khutakhali area in Chakaria upazila on Wednesday afternoon.

The deceased was identified as Nur Jannat, 11, daughter of Bahadur Haque of Segunbagicha village of the upazila. She was a class four student of a local primary school, reports a news agency.

Kutakhali Union Parishad Chairman Mowlana Abdur Rahman confirmed the death adding that attack by wild elephant is a very common incident in that locality.

Eyewitnesses said, a wild elephant attacked Jannat and some of her friends when they went into the forest to bring cows back home at around 4:30pm, leaving her dead on the spot while others managed to escape the scene.

On information, family members along with the locals rushed to the spot and recovered Jannat.

Later, they took her to a private hospital where the doctor declared her dead, sources added.

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