Feb 6, 2023:
According to officials, at least four tourists were injured during an elephant safari in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park on Monday.
Ramesh Gogoi, Divisional Forest Officer, told IANS: “According to the primary information received so far, two elephants engaged in a minor tussle during the safari. In the course of that, four tourists riding on an elephant fell to the ground. One 26-year-old girl was somewhat badly injured. Rest has sustained minor injuries.”
The tourists were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment by forest staff. They were later transferred to Jorhat Medical College and Hospital. “In safaris, we have many elephants, and tourists sometimes insist on spotting rhinos from a very close position. Two elephants confronted each other during such a time,” Gogoi said. The incident occurred in the Kohora range of the park.