Wild tusker claim two lives in Jhapa

SURUNGA, JHAPA: Two persons lost their lives in a wild tusker attack in Birtamod Municipality-7 of Jhapa district on Saturday.

The deceased have been identified as Chyangra Rajbansi (70) of Miyabari in Birtamod Municipality-3 and Lasune Miyan (70) of Birtamod Municipailty-7, according to Area Police Office (APO), Birtamod.

The incident occurred at 12:00 pm this afternoon, when the wild elephant trampled the two inside a community forest as they were collecting firewood, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Krishna Koirala at the APO.

Further investigation into the case is underway.