(Eds: Repeating with correction in 3rd para) Coimbatore, Apr 27 (PTI) A 10-year-old female elephant choked to death after it allegedly got stuck in the slush near Anaikatti in the rural limits,forest department officials said today.
Villagers noticed the pachyderm trapped in the slushy mud at Sembikarai yesterday and informed the officials, who rushed to the spot early today.
However, efforts to rescue the elephant using an earthmover failed, as large quantity of mud had entered its mouth, choking it to death, department sources said.
The carcass was buried there after post mortem, they added.
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