TURA, April 3: Man-animal conflict in the region has once escalated leaving local population vulnerable to the havoc of nature. Three houses in the village of Dalupara in South Garo Hills were completely damaged after a herd of wild elephants literally tore through the houses close to the international border with Bangladesh.
The three residents whose houses were destroyed have been identified as Winston R Marak (35), Lokesh A Sangma (25) and Mini Marak (48) with the incident taking place at about 4 am this morning.
"There were heavy rains during the early morning when the elephants ravaged through the three houses. Thankfully alert villagers managed to avoid human casualties," said a source.
The latest incident is the second in 2 days of elephant conflict after a teacher was trampled upon by another herd near Gaptuli in West Garo Hills two days ago.