West Bengal: Tea worker dies after elephant attacks him, 4 lakh ex-gratia announced for kin (India)

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West Bengal: Tea worker dies after elephant attacks him, 4 lakh ex-gratia announced for kin (India) India Today January 11, 2021

See link https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/west-bengal-tea-worker-dies-after-elephant-attacks-lakh-ex-gratia-announced-kin-1757930-2021-01-11 for photo.

A tea worker died after an elephant attacked him on Monday morning. The accident took place at Hantapara tea garden in Madarihat of Alipurduar in West Bengal. The deceased was identified as Kande Munda.

On Monday, Munda was tending a tea plant in Section 29 of Hantapara Tea Garden when he was suddenly attacked by an elephant from behind amid thick fog, the Haldapara forest office said. Other workers brought Kande Munda to the Madarihat Primary Health Center in a critical condition. Munda died there while undergoing treatment.

"My brother was injured in the elephant attack. When he was taken to the hospital, the doctor declared him dead," said the brother of the deceased tea worker, Sinu Munda.

Forest workers of Jaldapara National Park came to the spot following the incident.

Madarihat police sent the body to the Alipurduar District Hospital for autopsy.

The forest department announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the family of the deceased. Sinu Munda said that he has also been attacked by elephants while working in the garden.

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West Bengal: Tea worker dies after elephant attacks him, 4 lakh ex-gratia announced for kin (India) India Today January 11, 2021 See link <https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/west-bengal-tea-worker-dies-after-elephant-attacks-lakh-ex-gratia-announced-kin-1757930-2021-01-11> for photo. A tea worker died after an elephant attacked him on Monday morning. The accident took place at Hantapara tea garden in Madarihat of Alipurduar in West Bengal. The deceased was identified as Kande Munda. On Monday, Munda was tending a tea plant in Section 29 of Hantapara Tea Garden when he was suddenly attacked by an elephant from behind amid thick fog, the Haldapara forest office said. Other workers brought Kande Munda to the Madarihat Primary Health Center in a critical condition. Munda died there while undergoing treatment. "My brother was injured in the elephant attack. When he was taken to the hospital, the doctor declared him dead," said the brother of the deceased tea worker, Sinu Munda. Forest workers of Jaldapara National Park came to the spot following the incident. Madarihat police sent the body to the Alipurduar District Hospital for autopsy. The forest department announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the family of the deceased. Sinu Munda said that he has also been attacked by elephants while working in the garden. https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/west-bengal-tea-worker-dies-after-elephant-attacks-lakh-ex-gratia-announced-kin-1757930-2021-01-11