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Passenger train hits and kills elephants

An elephant crosses a railway track which runs through the Mahananda Wildlife sanctuary on the outskirts of Siliguri in west Bengal on September 16, 2010. Shrinking forests and encroachment on elephant territory causes multiple deaths per year in the elephant-human conflict, due to poaching, crop protection and other accidents, including vehicle-elephant collisions. AFP PHOTO/Diptendu DUTTA (Photo credit should read DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP/Getty Images)

Four elephants have been hit and killed by a passenger train in northeast India. The train tracks pass through elephant trails, cutting into the elephants’ environment. The train had derailed on impact but no human injuries were reported.

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