Seventeen individuals had been injured in Sri Lanka when two elephants ran amok at a non secular competition, police stated.
A temple custodian who was using one of many animals was amongst these harm, in addition to 13 ladies who had been scrambling to get out of the best way of the marauding elephants on the Buddhist pageant on Saturday in Colombo.
No person was severely injured, authorities stated.
Elephant knowledgeable Jayantha Jayewardene stated that the animals had been in musth, a interval when their reproductive hormones soar, and that stated temple authorities had ignored correct procedures.
“The pair should not have been used in the pageant. There was a clearly laid out system to assess the condition of the animal before allowing it to participate,” Jayawardene instructed AFP.
Authorities within the central pilgrim metropolis of Kandy had been compelled to withdraw a 70-year-old cow elephant from a gruelling parade in mid-August. The extremely emaciated animal had been compelled to stroll for miles regardless of her visibly failing well being.
Three years in the past, two elephants brawled throughout a temple ceremony and prompted a stampede by which one girl died and 12 had been wounded.
Official data present there are about 200 domesticated elephants in a rustic the place the inhabitants within the wild is estimated at about 7,500.
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