vegassports-odds.com
vegassports-odds.com February 22, 2018


Speeding train kills four wild elephants in Assam

11 February 2018, 11:16 | Taylor George

Four elephants killed after being hit by train as they crossed the tracks

Assam Speeding train kills four wild elephants

The accident took place when a herd of elephants was in the area, as the Guwahati-Silchar passenger train was crossing the Hawaipur Railway Station, said PJ Sharma, Chief Public Relations Officer of the Northeast Frontier Railway. Five elephants have reportedly died as a result of the dashing.

The engine of the train got disconnected from the bogies due to the impact of the hit, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded.

The incident in an area known to be the elephant corridor.

"Our people are trying their best to prevent elephant casualties, but the railways seem to be taking such incidents lightly". This issue figured in the meeting between forest minister Pramila Rani Brahma and officials of NF Railway in Hojai on Sunday.

A railway line passes through 13% of the elephant corridors in the Northeast, primarily Assam.

Frank Reich to be new Indianapolis Colts head coach
He was promoted to quarterbacks coach for the 2009-10 seasons and then was the wide receivers coach in 2011. McDaniels' change of heart opened up one National Football League head-coaching job.

Pelosi and the Democrats sold out the Dreamers
Several Democrats, and some Republicans, are pushing for a narrow deal that addresses DACA and border security , but little else. And thank you to your parents for allowing us all the pleasure of having you be a part of our American family every day.

Chelsea eye Real Madrid stars Isco and Asensio
But when asked about Isco's future prior to Saturday's clash with Real Sociedad, Zidane responded: "I'm glad you've asked me". But the speculation has re-emerged after Isco lost his place in the Real's team following the return from injury of Bale.

He said that the divisional Railway Manager along with senior officials of Lumding Division reached the site along with Accident Relief Train (ART) from Lumding after which efforts were started for re-railing the locomotive.

"The 19 locations were decided at a meeting in December 21 in Lumding", a forest official said. According to the NFR, incidents of elephant crossings have increased sharply in the recent past and trains have been slowed down whenever the Forest Department shared information on herd movement. NF Railway has to ensure the safety of all train movements and at the same time it is ready to do all the needful for mitigating elephant mortality on railway tracks.

As per a 2011 census, there are 5,620 wild elephants in Assam, the highest in the country.

Deforestation and construction activity near their habitats force elephants to stray further afield for food, often bringing them into conflict with humans.

Elephant deaths, due to accidents, are on the rise in Assam; the state forest department data says 110 elephants died in 2016 and 118 in 2015.



Other News

Trending Now

George Lucas helped direct a scene in Solo: A Star Wars Story
These are really great guys and you know, nobody wanted this to happen. It actually is a amusing little bit that will probably get a laugh.

After brief government shutdown, parties agree to spending bill
As Senator Paul pointed out, the 650-page spending plan was only made public on Wednesday night, so many details remain unclear. The debt limit would be suspended through March 2019, putting the next vote on it safely past this year's midterm elections.

Pence, Moon speak after Moon invited to visit North Korea
North and South Korea are technically still at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce rather than a peace treaty. The spokesman said Moon also called for a quick resumption of dialogue between the United States and North Korea .

Predicted Everton starting line-up against Crystal Palace
Eliaquim Mangala was handed his debut in place of Phil Jagielka but the line-up was otherwise the same as 10 days ago. Sigurdsson found himself with the chance to try his luck from 25 yards and the ball was deflected in from 25 yards.