3 Baby Elephants Killed by Sri Lankan Train

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Sri Lankan officials say three baby elephants were killed Saturday when they were hit by a passenger train.

Authorities say the three were killed in a forested area near Ambanpola, 150 kilometers north of the capital, Colombo.

A railway official said the death of the elephants was the worst train accident involving wildlife.

No passengers were hurt in the crash.

Authorities say three elephants were hit by a train two months ago in eastern Sri Lanka, killing two of the animals.