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Elephant kills man in Bengal

Elephant kills man in Bengal
Elephants graze inside Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, August 1, 2015. After the killing of Zimbabwe's best known lion, a second animal has been poached by a foreigner, a source said on Saturday as authorities banned big game hunting outside the park from which Cecil was lured to his death. Picture taken August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

Siliguri: A man was killed and three forest officials were injured on Friday when an elephant attacked them in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district, officials said.

The incident took place in Rajganj area when the elephant strayed out of a forest and killed Niren Roy, 50, who had gone near the jungle to relieve himself, Divisional Forest Officer P.R. Pradhan said.

The animal also attacked a forest department vehicle, injuring three officials.

The incident comes two days after an elephant strayed into a residential area in neighbouring Siliguri and went on a rampage, damaging several houses and vehicles.