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Female elephant dies of electrocution in Assam’s Golaghat

GOLAGHAT: A female lactating elephant believed to be around 18 years old died of electrocution in Golaghat district of Assam today.

The elephant got electrocuted at around 4 AM today at Dholagaon Pathar in Golaghat.

There were visible signs of electrocution-induced burns.

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“An electric post of 11KV line was found tilted near the carcass. Perhaps it got tilted due to brushing of the body in the post. Electric lines were hanging from 6 ft height,” said a forest official who rushed to the place of occurrence after getting the information from local people.

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