elephants killed by indian train

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在印度南部,五頭大象在穿越鐵路軌道時被一列高速火車撞死。意外發生的區域是一個象群常途經的地區,並安裝了告示板提醒火車車長象群的最新位置。車長本應使用連續的警報器、強大的雙光燈,並慢速行駛,但他們都沒有遵循這些指令。在過去的5年,有近300頭大象死於類似的事故。

in south india, five elephants were hit and killed by a passenger train when they are crossing the railway tracks in the Rambha forest with their herd. this accident happened in an area that is identified as a crossing place for elephants; there were signboards installed at the spot for the train drivers to know the frequent movement of elephants. drivers were told to use continuous hooters, powerful double-beam lights and to drive slow when they pass through these elephants corridors, but these instructions are not being followed. in the past 5 years, nearly 300 elephants were killed in similar accidents.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/30/elephants-killed-train-india

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