Wild elephant kills elderly in Jhapa

Published On: January 26, 2022 11:12 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

BANIYANI, Jan 26: An elderly died in a wild elephant attack at Damak-3, Dumse of Jhapa on Tuesday evening. Ganesh Adhikari, 62, of Damak-6, Golatar died in the wild elephant attack. 

According to ward chair Nabin Baral, the wild tusker attacked Adhikari when he was irrigating a maize field through a canal. Adhikari died on the spot. 

Dumse settlement is considered a wild elephant-affected area. This is the second incident of killing of a human being by a wild tusker in two years, ward chair Baral added. 

All services except emergency shut in Damak hospital 

All services except emergency services have been shut in the public hospital at Damak in Jhapa after its health workers and employees contracted coronavirus infection. 

According to Damak hospital’s Information Officer Devi Dangal, all the services excluding emergency ones have been shut from Wednesday to Friday


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