Two elephants were killed after they were hit by a train in Jwalapur area of Haridwar district early on Friday, a forest department official said.
The Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Akash Kumar Verma said the incident occurred at around 4 a.m. when the Nanda Devi Express hit the elephants who were crossing the tracks.
While one tusker was stated to be around 25-30 years of age, the other elephant was a sub-adult, Verma said.
A case has been registered in this regard.
Since the area is outside the reserved forest, the DFO said the case against the train driver will only be registered after a thorough investigation.
"This is basically a civilian area and there is no speed limit regulation for trains. We will investigate the matter and accordingly proceed further," Verma said.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)