Guwahati: One person was killed and at least 25 houses were destroyed in Assam’s Goalpara district, officials said on Thursday.
The incident took place at Bandarmatha village under Lakhipur Forest Range in the district.
As per officials, one person was killed after he was attacked by wild elephants, and the herd destroyed at least 25 houses in the village.
The deceased has been identified as Jugal Barman.
The official further added that for the past 2 months, a herd of wild elephants has been taking shelter in the area. On Wednesday night, the wild elephants entered the village, destroyed at least 25 houses, and killed a villager.
Meanwhile, one wild elephant died after it came into contact with a live electric wire, the official said.