Elephant killed after being hit by goods train in Jkhand

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A wild elephant was killed after being hit by a goods train in Jharkhands Giridih district, police said on Saturday.

The incident took place between Chichaki and Garia Bihar station on the Dhanbad-Gaya route on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday when a herd of 26 elephants was crossing the railway tracks, a senior officer said. Trains services on the route were disrupted for at least six hours due to the incident, a railway official said.

The train movement on the downline was affected for around six hours, while the services resumed on the upline after three hours of the incident. Six express trains were diverted, Dhanbad railway division senior commercial manager Akhilesh Kumar Pandey told


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