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Woman dies being attacked by elephant in Cox's Bazar

Published : Tuesday, 23 April, 2024 at 10:51 PM  Count : 374

Woman dies being attacked by elephant in Cox's Bazar

Woman dies being attacked by elephant in Cox's Bazar

A woman died after being attacked by a wild elephant while collecting wood in Cox's Bazar's Chakaria upazila on Tuesday.

The incident happened at around 12:30 pm in Fansiakhali Wildlife Sanctuary under Cox's Bazar North Forest Division
The victim was Jamila Begum, 35, wife of Shah Alam, a resident of village Ringbhong Chagirshahkata under Dulahajara Union of the upazila.

Fansiakhali Range Officer Mehraj Uddin said, ''No one is allowed to enter the Fansiakhali Wildlife Sanctuary in Chakria without permission. Warning signboards are hung at several places warning that anyone who enters there may be attacked by wild animals. Several awareness meetings have also been conducted. Even then, men and women of various ages enter to steal trees or collect wood without permission. Although there are occasional casualties due to wild animal attacks, human access to the sanctuary is not being stopped.''

He said Jamila, a housewife of a poor family, went to the wildlife sanctuary to collect wood. She died after being attacked by a rogue elephant around 12:30 pm. Jamila's body was taken home by her relatives.


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