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Man arrested after two elephants die of electrocution in farmland

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Two wild elephants died due to getting electrocuted after coming into contact with an electric fence in the Buruthagolla area in Hambegamuwa.

The death of the wild elephants took place on Monday, October 30, at a farmland plot located in the Buruthagolla area, according to reports received by the Hambegamuwa Police who launched investigations into the incident.

A man who was employed by the owner of the farmland in the Buruthagolla area as a security guard has illegally connected electricity to the fence surrounding the property to ward off elephants, Kalthota Police stated. The two wild elephants died by electrocution when they ventured into the farmland and came into contact with the fence. The deceased elephants are assumed to be 25 and 15 years, revealed the Kalthota Wildlife Department. Kalthota Wildlife Department officials after conducting investigations into the incident arrested the man who had illegally set up the electric fence.The Kalthota Wildlife Department is conducting further investigations.

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