Three trampled to death by elephant
© ITN 2008
At least three people have been killed and several injured after an elephant went on a rampage in India.
The male elephant went berserk after being teased by an intoxicated man, and destroyed a temple’s theatre and tower during a Hindu festival in a town in Kerala.
Footage was captured on amateur video of the animal repeatedly trampling the man, hurling another with its trunk and attacking other elephants.
"The elephant was provoked by a man who was drunk," police official P S Suresh said.
The director of a company that owns elephant in the region said forest officials rushed to the spot and fired tranquillisers to calm the elephant.
Hundreds of captive elephants are hired by organisers of fairs and festivals in southern India to attract people, and often cause accidents.
At least 49 people have been killed by elephants in southern India since August 2006, the Kerala Elephant Lovers Association said.
Well all I can say is well done to the Elephant.