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Sri Lanka: Four elephants rescued after falling into well in Omanthai01:23

Sri Lanka: Four elephants rescued after falling into well in Omanthai

Sri Lanka, Omanthai
April 18, 2017 at 09:03 GMT -00:00 · Published

Two adult elephants and two baby elephants, which fell into a well in Kombuvaittakulam, near the town of Omanthai a day earlier, were rescued on Monday.

According to wildlife officials, the elephants fell into the well when they were searching for water.

The two calves were rescued earlier on Monday; however, the rescue of the adult elephants proved more laborious as the rescue officials were unable to bring a backhoe to the site of the incident.

Upon the rescue, the frightened elephants attempted to attack the rescue officials. The wildlife officials blasted water bombs to repel the elephants.

The Omanthai police are presently conducting an investigation into the incident.

Sri Lanka: Four elephants rescued after falling into well in Omanthai01:23
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Two adult elephants and two baby elephants, which fell into a well in Kombuvaittakulam, near the town of Omanthai a day earlier, were rescued on Monday.

According to wildlife officials, the elephants fell into the well when they were searching for water.

The two calves were rescued earlier on Monday; however, the rescue of the adult elephants proved more laborious as the rescue officials were unable to bring a backhoe to the site of the incident.

Upon the rescue, the frightened elephants attempted to attack the rescue officials. The wildlife officials blasted water bombs to repel the elephants.

The Omanthai police are presently conducting an investigation into the incident.

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