Indian team fails to rescue stray elephant

Indian team fails to rescue stray elephant

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The three-member Indian team has failed to rescue the Indian wild elephant, which was washed into Bangladesh with floodwater from Assam through Roumari border in Kurigram over a month ago.Having failed to rescue the big animal, the Indian team left the district around 11 am on Sunday for their country.
Indian officials said they failed to rescue the elephant following its stay in water and huge public crowd.
Talking to reporters, Indian rescue team chief Rikesh Bhattacharya said Bangladeshi experts will be able to rescue the elephant once the water of the area recedes.
The Indian team arrived in Bangladesh on August 3 and later a joint team of Bangladesh and India started their drive to rescue the elephant at Sarisabari in Jamalpur on August 5.
The joint team — three Indians and 17 Bangladeshis – tried for three days to rescue the elephant in Sarisabari, the rescuers said.
The Indian wild elephant was washed into Bangladesh with floodwater from Assam through Roumari border in Kurigram on June 28.
The elephant first took shelter in Charcinna area of Kajipur upazila of Sirajganj after roaming through Sariakandi and Dhunat upazilas of Bogra, and Sirajganj, creating panic among locals.
It had been swimming in the Brahmaputra River since it entered the country on the day and sometimes takes shelter in different char areas looking for food.
The rescuers said they were monitoring the overall situation. It won’t be possible for them to move the big animal to another place if they tranquilise it in the remote area.
Meanwhile, the elephant was staying at Charvatiani beel in Madarganj upazila till Sunday evening.

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