Elephant trapped in Indian well rescued in 12-hour crane operation

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Animal fell into well covered with bushes in village in Tamil Nadu’s Dharmapuri district

Forest officials in India’s southern Tamil Nadu state said they used a crane to pull an elephant from a well after working for more than 12 hours to rescue the animal.

The elephant, which strayed into a village bordering a forest in Tamil Nadu’s Dharmapuri district, fell into the well that was covered with bushes and did not have a fence or wall around it, Rajkumar, the district forest officer, said.

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Source: www.theguardian.com