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3 elephants fall into abandoned farm well in TN; rescued

Press Trust of India  |  Erode (TN) 

Three were rescued from an abandoned farm well today, hours after they fell into it in a forest fringe village in the district, officials said.

The elephants, two of them appeared to be calves, fell into the well, which originally had a depth of around 35-feet but shrunk to 17-feet over a period of time.

There was water to a depth of five feet when the fell into the well around 4 am, they said.

On hearing their trumpeting, residents of the village in Kadambur forest area noticed the in the well and informed the forest personnel.

Forest officials along with a rescue team reached the spot.

They dug up the land around the well using earth movers and created a slope, enabling the elephants to climb out of the well, the officials said.

The rescue operation lasted six hours, they added.

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First Published: Wed, June 20 2018. 19:10 IST