Aug 14, 2022

3 jumbos electrocuted

Carcasses of 03 wild elephants including a tusker were discovered in a paddy field in Mihinthalaya today (14).

Director General of Wildlife - Chandana Sooriyabandara said a preliminary examination revealed that the jumbos had died of electrocution after coming into contact with an electricity cable illegally set up in the vicinity. 

A police investigation is also underway.

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