3 elephants killed after being hit by train

Megha Jain

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A heartbreaking train accident took place on Monday morning near Buxa Tiger Reserve in West Bengal's Alipurduar district. A speeding freight train from Alipurduar Junction to Siliguri reportedly mowed down three elephants, including a calf, near Shikhari Gate between Rajabhatkhawa and Kalchini Railway Stations. The accident occurred around 7:00am, following which officials rushed to the spot; a probe is underway. After a brief suspension, train services resumed at around 10:30am, said reports.