Three female elephants die after hit by train

In a tragic incident, three femaleelephants died after being hit by a speeding express trainwhile crossing the railway tracks near Madukkarai in thisdistrict last night. Forest department officials said the dead elephants includedan adult, a sub-adult and a juvenile.

They were crossing the railway tracks near Navakkarai comingunder the Madukkarai forest range, when they were hit by theMangaluru-Chennai Mail. All the three elephants--belonging to the same herd--died onthe spot.