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Mother of three trampled to death by wild elephant

An impoverished mother of three was killed on the 8th of January when a wild elephant attacked her while she and her husband were giving water to cows at the edge of their garden.

The deceased woman, a casual worker of the Moriyakulama area named B. M. Gnanawathie, was trampled to death. She was 58 years old.

Karuwalagaswewa wildlife officers told the Daily News that around eight people have died from wild elephant attacks during the past three months in the Kurunegala and Puttalam Districts of the North Western Province.