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The Elephant That Was Rampaging Through Darjeeling Has Finally Been Caught

According the reports, the rampage lasted eight hours.

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On February 10, a male elephant wandered out of his home from Baikunthapur forest, and entered Siliguri.

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While walking through the city of Siliguri in Darjeeling, he managed to destroy some shops and homes.

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Diptendu Dutta / AFP / Getty Images
Diptendu Dutta / AFP / Getty Images

His entry into the city caused widespread panic, and of course, people began attacking the elephant.

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After a while, forest personnel rushed to the scene and captured the elephant.

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They sedated the elephant using tranquilisers, and used a crane to lift it.

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According to Indian Express, the elephant's rampage resulted in the damage of over 40 houses and shops, and the destruction of several vehicles.

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