Bardiya youth killed in tusker attack

BARDIYA: A youth was killed while trying to chase away a herd of wild elephants that entered a human settlement in Karmala of Babai Municipality-3 in Bardiya district of western Nepal, on Tuesday.

The villagers were trying to chase away the elephants when 18-year-old Bijaya Nepali aka Amrit was killed in an elephant attack, informed Bardiya National Park (BNP) Assistant Conservation Official Ashok Bhandari.

Nepali died on the spot.

The BNP had fenced the periphery of the forest areas with electric wire, but it has not been effective in saving the villagers from sporadic skirmishes with the wild animals.