An elderly farmer died after he was attacked by an elephant today at Podua union in Chattogram’s Rangunia upazila today.

The man was identified as Abhul Hashem (65), hailing from Tripura Sundri village of Podua union.

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Masum Kabir, range officer of Ranunia Range Office under Chattogram Forest Division (South) told The Daily Star that the farmer was heading towards his land in the morning.

An elephant from a herd came emerged from the forest, grabbed him in its trunk and slammed him into the ground, leaving him seriously injured, he said.

Masum Kabir said the man was rushed to the upazila health complex where he was declared dead.

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