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Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 14:50
Sixty five elephants killed in Anuradhapura due to human activities
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Sixty five elephants have been killed in Anuradhapura wildlife zone during last year due to human activities.

New statistics shows that 43 elephants were killed in Anuradhapura, 12 in Puttalam and 10 more in Kurunegala areas.

Experts say that most of the elephants died in shootings. The wild elephants has fallen victims to hunters, explosives (hakka patas) and died of poisoning.

Several have died after being hit by trains.

Hiru Correspondent said six tuskers are among the killed elephants.

See below some of these incidents caught on camera..

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