20 persons injured as jumbo runs amok

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20 persons injured as jumbo runs amok

Thattamangalam (Ker), May 3 (PTI) At least 20 persons were injured when an elephant ran amok as 34 elephants were lined up for a parade at a temple in Thattamangalam in Palakkad district recently, police said today.

Police said cases under IPC sections 289 (Negligent conduct with respect to animals) and 336 (endangering life or personal safety of others) have been registered against the authorities of the Vettai Karuppaswamy Shiva temple here and those who had brought the elephants for the parade on Saturday last.

Five elephants panicked and ran for at least three km before they were brought under control.

Local people, who had gathered to watch the festivities were injured in the melee, police said.

The incident occurred at around 10 pm during the festival, which is held every two years in the area.PTI UD BN

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