Photographer killed by elephant in Sri Lanka


A journalist was trampled to death after a herd of wild elephants invaded a village in north-central Sri Lanka, police said Tuesday.

Videographer Priyantha Ratnayaka a videographer was stomped by one elephant while wildlife officials were trying to drive the herd away from the village, about 190 kilometres north-east of Colombo on Monday.

The area is a popular tourist destinations where foreigners gather to watch elephants.

More than 70 people were killed in elephant attacks in Sri Lanka last year. About 150 elephants were killed during that time, mostly by poisoning or shooting by farmers.