Finally, a wild elephant that fell into a well in southern India was lifted out with a crane. The16-hour rescue mission involving dozens of rangers and firefighters.
Initially, the elephant fell more than 20 meters after it wandered into a village in Tamil Nadu state last week while looking for food. Then, after the incident, the villagers heard sounds and saw the animal had fallen into the well.
A local forest ranger Rajkumar told as cited News24xx.com from AFP said that they believed that the elephant have been trying to escape from a pack of dogs.
Then, villagers called authorities when they realized it could die unless rescued.
Some 50 rangers and firefighters rushed to the village, where they initially tried to pump water out of the well — but the scared creature kept pushing away the equipment they were using.
India is home to nearly 30,000 elephants, around 60 percent of the wild Asian elephant population.
But urban expansion has put them in conflict with humans.
About 2,360 people were killed in elephant attacks between 2014 and 2019, according to Indian government data.