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Mob tries to burn elephants alive

Mob tries to burn elephants alive

NEW YORK POST:

An image of two elephants fleeing a mob that set them on fire in eastern India highlights the ongoing human-elephant conflicts in the region.

The photograph, titled “Hell Is Here,” was taken by Biplab Hazra and was named the winner of the Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2017.

The image shows a calf on fire as it and an adult elephant run for their lives — as a crowd of “jeering” people throws “flaming tar balls” and firecrackers at the pair.

According to the Sanctuary Asia Foundation, these types of scenes are common in the Bankura district of West Bengal.

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