Elephant gores worker to death

A 25-year-old estate worker was today gored to death by a Kumki (tamed elephant), when he attempted to save his colleague from its attack at Kolikamudi Settlement area coming under Anamalai Tiger Reserve in the district, forest department sources said. Vadivelu noticed the elephant coming near his colleague and tried to prevent it from advancing.However, the elephant attacked him and gored him to death, sources said.
Sources said there was a camp for taming elephants and the tamed elephant used to come to the area and people were moving freely without any fear.However, this isolated incident has created panic in the area near Top Slip, they said. PTI