In a very horrifying incident, around 18 elephants have died after being struck by lightning yesterday night at a forest in the Nagaon district of Assam.
The incident happened on Wednesday night at a hill in the Kundoli proposed reserve forest in the Kathiatoli range.
A forest official informed that the carcasses of the elephants were lying in two groups. Fourteen were lying atop the hill and four were found at the bottom of the hill.
However, a few nature lovers suspect the incident to be the work of some miscreants. They have demanded a high-level inquiry in this matter.
The post-mortem of the carcasses will be done on Friday after which the exact reason for the death will be known.