One person died in elephant attack

A 48-year-old man died after being attacked by a wild elephant in the Kadathuvazhi reserve forest area on Thursday night.

Forest department sources said Rajappan was riding a motorcycle when he suffered the fatal blow.

On information, the forest department team chased the elephant, took the dead body in possession and sent it to the government hospital for postmortem.

Official sources said that on Friday, the department will hand over a check of Rs 50,000 to the family of the deceased as immediate relief.