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Wild elephants are often arriving in Omanthai area, Vavuniya, looking for water due to the dry weather.
A herd of wild elephants arrived at Omanthai’s Kombuwaiththa Kulamwewa area on the 17th. They were found trapped in a farm-well.
Wildlife officials and police with the aid of residents worked to rescue the herd.
However, a female elephant died when wildlife officers opened fire during an attempt to rescue 4 elephants fallen into the well.
Now the Sustainable Development and Wildlife Ministry has called a full investigation over the death of the elephant.