Two persons were killed after being attacked by a wild elephant in Telangana’s Kumuram Bheem (KB) Asifabad district in less than 24 hours, officials said on Thursday.
According to police, the wild elephant entered an agricultural field and killed a person in Chintala Manepally in Kouthala Mandal on Wednesday afternoon. On Thursday morning, another person was also killed by the tusker in Penchikalpet Mandal.
Confirming the deaths, Sadik Pasha, an inspector with Kouthala Police, said, “The forest department officials are searching for the elephant.”

Forest department officials have cordoned off the areas to prevent the wild elephant from entering the village and said that efforts to trace the tusker were ongoing.
More details are awaited.
Earlier on April 1, a man died in a wild elephant attack in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, said an official.
The deceased was identified as Kodilil Biju (56), a resident of Thulapally, Pathanamthitta. Reportedly, the victim encountered the elephant while it was overturning a coconut tree. (ANI)