Elephant runs amok
At least 24 persons sustained minor injuries when an elephant went on
rampage at the Muthiyangana Raja Maha Vihara Perahera in Badulla on
Friday night. Among the injured were 14 women, nine men and one child.
They were admitted to Badulla Hospital and their condition was not
serious, the police said.
The commotion began when the pachyderm had stepped on burning cinders
that had fallen from a torch in the Perahera. The situation was brought
under control after authorities made the elephant unconscious and
removed her from the scene.