INDIA: Elite institute closed by elephant

The elite Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur suffered a blackout and lockdown for more than three hours last weekend after a wild elephant entered the campus and caused panic among the students, faculty and staff, officials said, reports IANS.

The elephant entered the campus around 19h00 on Sunday after knocking down a portion of the boundary wall. The staff hurriedly closed all campus gates, leaving one at the rear open for the tusker to exit from. All lights of the campus were switched off as the elephant was turning violent and seemed to be charging at lights.

"It took more than three hours to move out the elephant," said West Midnapore Additional Superintendent of Police (Kharagpur) Miraj Khalid.
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