Coimbatore: Four persons, including a minor girl, were trampled to death and two others injured by an elephant at Vellalore area in the outskirts of the city on Friday, police said.
The 12-year-old girl was sleeping in the veranda of her house when the elephant, which strayed into human habitation some days ago from nearby Madukkarai forests, trampled her to death at around 3.30 AM. Forest department officials have urged people not to venture out of their homes.
The elephant then moved away from the area and attacked and grievously injured three more persons, including two women. They were rushed to the government hospital , but did not respond to treatment and passed away, police said. The injured persons have been hospitalised.