Tourists injured at Kaziranga National Park
Divisional Forest Officer Ramesh Gogoi said: “According to the primary information received so far, two elephants engaged in a minor tussle during the safari."
GUWAHATI: At least four tourists were injured during an elephant safari in Kaziranga National Park on Monday, officials said. Speaking to IANS, Divisional Forest Officer Ramesh Gogoi said: "According to the primary information received so far, two elephants engaged in a minor tussle during the safari. In the course of that, four tourists riding on an elephant fell to the ground. One 26-year-old girl was somewhat badly injured. Rest have sustained minor injuries." The forest staff immediately rushed the tourists to a nearby hospital for treatment. Later, they were shifted to Jorhat Medical College and Hospital. "In safaris, we have many elephants, and tourists sometimes insist on spotting rhinos from a very close position. Two elephants confronted each other during such a time," Gogoi said. The incident occurred in the Kohora range of the park. (IANS)