Thursday, May 04, 2017
Quoting locals, Sribardi upazila nirbahi officer Khaleda Nasrin said: ‘A herd of elephants numbering 40-50 went down the hills to the locality in search of food early Sunday.’ ‘When locals tried to ward off the elephants, the mammoths attacked the house of Veruna, leaving the farmer, his wife and son injured.’ Severely injured Veruna died on his way to Sherpur District Hospital, added the UNO.
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Besides, many times, the wild elephants killed people and villagers at hilly areas of Chittagong and Cox's Bazar. Moreover, villagers also killed many elephants when the wild elephants attacked on locality last years.
Meanwhile, the Chittagong district administration has taken step to create banana garden at the hilly areas for feeding the wild elephants. Deputy Commissioner of Chittagong Shamsul Arefin discussed the matter in the monthly meeting of Chittagong district law and order committee held at the Chittagong Circuit house last week.
The meeting has taken decision to save the villagers of hilly areas from the attack of the wild elephants as well as the elephants from the attack of villagers. The meeting decided to send request to the Forest Ministry to create banana gardens at the hilly areas for feeding the wild elephants.
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Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Among several resolutions taken at the BJP's two-day executive meeting which concluded on Saturday evening, freeing satra land from encroachers and conserving elephant corridors also figured prominently.
"The meeting thanked the state government for carrying out successful eviction drives against encroachers in Kaziranga and Sipajhar (Darrang district) since it came to power. The meeting decided to ask the government to take steps to free satra land from encroachers. Many plots belonging to satras are now under encroachment and the settlers have to be evicted," said BJP legislator Bhabesh Kalita.
Freeing satra land from encroachers is one of the electoral promises made by BJP and the meeting has reiterated the commitment it made to people in the run-up to the assembly polls.
Five years ago, the Northeast Policy Institute (NPI) said about 5548 bighas of land belonging to 26 satras were encroached upon by settlers of 'Bangladeshi origin.'
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Friday, December 16, 2016
The deceased were identified as Syed Ahmed, 60, son of Moniruzzaman, and Syed’s son-in-law Mohammad Alamgir, 26, son of Chan Mia, both residents of ward no. 5 under Shilkhali union of the upazila.
Quoting locals, of Shilkhali union chairman Nurul Hossain said a herd of wild elephants descended the nearby hill and started to damage freshly harvested paddy around 4:30 am.
As Syed and Alamgir tried to shoo off the elephants they were trampled to death by the mammoths on the spot, reports UNB news agency.
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Saturday, October 22, 2016
The accident took place on Sunday night around 10:30 pm. when the old man came out from home, at least 50 wild elephants came to the border area of Balijhuri village and attacked the old man. The man died on the spot.
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The reason behind death could not be ascertained. The elephant might have been died being trapped in an electric trap.
Earlier on October 1 last, an elephant was found dead in a paddy field in Panbor area of the village.
Meanwhile, nine people have been killed in separate elephant attacks in the upazila in last one and half month.
Recently, locals started using electric traps to prevent the straying of wild elephants into their habitation.
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Saturday, October 15, 2016
Early on Friday, three persons were trampled to death in Jhenaigati Upazila.
The latest victim has been identified 60-year-old Momena Begum, who was attacked in the border village of Tilaparha on Saturday, said Jhenaigati Forestry Department's Beat Officer Ashraful Alam.
“Around 2:30am on Saturday, a wild elephant charged into the victim’s home and trampled her to death,” he said.
In the past one month, wild elephants have killed seven people in the Jhenaigati border region, said Upazila administration chief (UNO) Md Selim Reza.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016
The deceased was identified as Bachhiram Chambugong, 60, son of Kantram Sangmar of the area.
Jahirul Islam, chairman of Kangsha union parishad, said a herd of elephants numbering 60-70 went down the hills around 7:30pm and damaged a paddy field in the area.
When the locals tried to ward off the elephants, the mammoths attacked the them which left Bacchiram dead and two others injured. Acow was also killed during the confrontation.
With the latest incident, death toll due to wild elephant attacks in Kangsha union over the last one month rises to four.
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Monday, October 10, 2016
When the mahout with the three elephants came from Kaptai area, one of them got separated, reports our Chittagong correspondent quoting Chairman of the union, Bakar Siddique.
At one stage, one of the separated elephant went into a rampage at a village in Maddhaquaish village of Shikarpur union around 7:00pm yesterday, the chairman said.
The elephant attacked the thatched house of one Abul Malek before it came in contact with live electric wire after colliding with an electric pole, he said.
The process of body recovery was underway, the correspondent reports quoting Jahangir Alam, assistant conservator of Forest of the Bangladesh Forest Department.
Another elephant among the three also escaped and was roaming at Burishchar union of Hathazari upazila, the forest official said.
However, the whereabouts of the mahout could not be known yet.
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Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Forest Department official Sheikh Abdul Wahab said a man and a woman were killed separately early Wednesday in Uttar Para village.They attacked while villagers were either asleep or were preparing their dawn meal before their daytime Ramadan fast.
Wahab said 22-year-old Amena Begum was attacked outside her house and was unable to get inside. The man was killed while on his way to a mosque alone.
Villagers said the elephants stayed in the village while ignoring blank gunshots fired by forest officials. Elephants often go into villages searching for food or after being disturbed by illegal loggers.
Uttar Para is in a coastal district bordering a forested region of Myanmar.
A herd of elephants was crossing the railway track in Champua forest range area when they were hit by a wagon carrying coal from Paradip to Jamshedpur, a senior forest official said.
While a tusker and a female pachyderm died on the spot, an elephant calf was injured after being flung into a ditch near the railway track, Champua forest ranger S Mishra said.
The driver of the goods train, Gautam Patel, has been arrested and the train detained at Jurudi railway station, he said.
Keonjhar DFO Ajay Kumar Jena and other senior forest officials rushed to the site after the mishap.
Train movement on the route was disrupted for a long time as the carcasses were lying on the track.
Two other elephants were killed after a train hit them recently in the same area, the sources said
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Friday, May 08, 2009
April 22 2009
Dhaka - Wild elephants trampled to death three people, including two children, in far south-eastern Bangladesh as they were collecting firewood, media reports said on Wednesday.
They were trampled on Tuesday at Teknaf hill near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, 374 kilometres south-east of the capital, Dhaka.
Two of the victims died on the spot when the elephants crushed them after knocking down while the third victim succumbed to her injuries at a nearby health complex, said Yunus Sheikh, a vice-chairperson of the Teknaf subdistrict.
Elephant attacks in Bangladesh have become a fairly regular phenomenon as their forest habitat dwindles because of human encroachment.
According to the World Conservation Union, an average of 40 people are killed by elephants each year in Bangladesh, which is home to about 400 elephants.
Friday, September 05, 2008
Aug 6, 2008
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Wild elephants straying into a village killed a woman and her baby along Bangladesh's border with Myanmar, forest officials said on Wednesday.
The elephants also destroyed two houses and damaged crops on Tuesday at remote Tulatali village, about 500 km (310 miles) southeast of the capital Dhaka, they said.
Officials said there were about six elephants, an endangered species in Bangladesh, in the herd.
Including the latest victims, 11 people have been trampled to death and several injured by elephants in the hilly Bandarban district along the border over the past two months, police said.
Attacks by wild elephants have increased in recent years and forest officials blame the loss of forest habitat because of encroachment by the country's growing number of people.
One of the world's most densely populated nations, Bangladesh has forest cover of only 17.5 percent. There are around 400 elephants in the country -- including 100 in captivity.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008
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June 24, 2007
Sherpur, Bangladesh (AHN) - Two tribal boys were killed in an attack by wild elephants from across the border at Panihata village under Nalitabari upazila of the country's central district Sherpur on Saturday, officials and locals said.
A herd of eight wild elephants coming from the Indian state of Meghalaya entered the bordering area and attacked the house of Ilias Sangma at the village at around 4:00 a.m. (local time) when the family members were asleep. The elephants damaged the house and trampled Ilias' two sons--Faruque Sangma and Bipul Sangma -- to death.
According to reports, the elephants also damaged three other adjacent houses and uprooted a number of trees. Oftentimes herds of wild elephants march from across the border and attack the villages.
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Monday, April 09, 2007
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Tuesday, February 27, 2007
February 25, 2007
The number of elephants is alarmingly decreasing in forests of Cox's Bazar and Teknaf, where once one-third of elephant population of the country was found, due to undue pressure of deforestation and increasing of human activities in forest areas.
According to the last census of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), there are only 30 to 35 elephants in forests of Teknaf and Southern Cox's Bazar regions.
The Teknaf Game Reserve is one of the five protected areas where the Forest Department has initiated the co-management approach situated at Damdamia in the south of Cox's Bazar. The Game Reserve provides a vital sanctuary for a wide variety of wildlife, especially elephants. It was established in 1983 under the Wildlife Act of 1973. It was previously Teknaf Reserve Forest. It includes an area formerly referred to as the Thainkhali Game Reserve (7,770 hectres). Currently it covers an area of 11,615 hectres, making it the third largest protected areas after Sunderbans and Pablakhali Wildlife Sanctuaries. Day to day management activities by the Nishorgo Support Programme (NSP), a protected area management programme, are carried out from two ranges namely Teknaf and Whykong.
Raquibul Amin of IUCN said, "During 1980s the Reserve contained about half of the mammals and one-third (101) of the elephant population of the country. Many wildlife have already been on the verge of extinction and elephants are in high risk of extinction not only in Bangladesh as well as in Asia due to the loss of forest cover, loss of corridor and the forest fragmentation."
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Saturday, December 02, 2006
December 2, 2006
Two people were killed by wild elephants in Dewanganj upazila of the district yesterday and the day before.
Shaila Begum, 50, of Chitalidighar village came under attack by a herd of wild elephants while she was collecting firewood at about 9:00am yesterday. She died instantly.
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Thursday, November 09, 2006
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Thursday, November 02, 2006
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Thursday, October 19, 2006
October 19. 2006
CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh - A herd of wild elephants rampaged through a village in southeastern Bangladesh early Thursday, killing five members of a sleeping family, police said.
The victims, including two children, were asleep in their thatched hut when they were trampled to death by elephants that had been foraging outside a nearby forest. The elephants destroyed more than a dozen thatched huts in Bashkhali village, about 140 miles southeast of the capital, Dhaka, the area's police chief Zahirul Islam told the Associated Press.
Villagers used flaming torches to scare away the herd of about 12 elephants, he said.