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Elephant runs amok at Kerala temple, mahout pulled to safety


Press Trust of India Kottayam(Ker)
A tusker ran amok during the annual festivities at the Euttmanoor Mahadeva temple here early today, but none was injured.

The mahout, who was atop the elephant, had a miraculous escape as he was pulled to safety by local people from atop a gopuram by dropping a rope, visuals aired by television channels showed.

The incident occurred at 3 AM this morning.

The elephant went on a rampage reportedly after being attacked by another tusker next to it.

According to legend, Pandavas and sage Vyasa had offered worship at the temple.

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First Published: Feb 26 2018 | 12:50 PM IST

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