Man falls victim to elephant attack

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Agbopura Police in the Trincomalee District said a man who was attacked by an elephant along the Kantale-Medirigiriya forest road died on the spot.

The Agbopura Police said the incident occurred on the evening of 19 June.

The victim was identified as W. M. Sunil (40), a resident of Medirigiriya.

Police said the incident had occurred when the victim was travelling on his motorcycle through the forest road from Kithuluthuwa to his hometown Medirigiriya after visiting Kantale as he is wont to do, but this time around he fell victim to an elephant attack.

Police said the elephant which got onto the road from the forest had attacked the victim and he succumbed on the spot. Agbopura and Medirigiriya police are jointly conducting inquiries in this connection.

BY Naalir Jamaldeen