DailyMail A video captured the horrific moment an angry elephant trampled a man to death in India. The man, called Krishnappa, 56, had gone to a lake in in Belkonglu where a herd of wild elephants had gathered. On Saturday, villagers went there to drive away the elephants after they strayed into the area and began raiding crop fields. Villagers had submitted a memorandum to authorities, urging them to drive the herd away. But when officials failed to act, they decided to take matters into their own hands – and around 200 people, including children, headed to the lake. Video footage filmed at the scene showed the mob shouting at the elephants, as well as pelting stones and hurling firecrackers at them. Then, one of the elephants is seen coming out of the water and charging at the crowd. Krishnappa, a farmer from Kurubur in Bangarapet in the south Indian state of Karnataka, is seen collapsing to the ground as the elephant crushes him. His funeral was attended by hundreds of villagers on Sunday. The Andhra Pradesh Forest Department has agreed to pay compensation equivalent to £5,520 to his family. On Sunday, forest officials from both Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka states drove the herd of elephants into the forest.
We here at SportSmasher.com are longtime fans of When Animals Attack and animal attack videos, and one awesome change that has come with everyone in the world now having a cell phone with a video camera in their pocket is that both the quality and the quantity of animal attack videos have gone way up. Well, it’s not awesome for the people getting attacked, but it’s awesome for the people watching the videos from the comfort and safety of their homes. This brutal video is going viral, a herd of elephants had been destroying crops in a rural area of India, so the locals decided to confront the herd of elephants at a watering hole to run them out of town. By throwing rocks at the elephants and setting off firecrackers to scare the herd away from their crops. Horrible idea. The rocks and firecrackers put a large Asian elephant into “fight or flight” mode, and the elephant elected to fight, which led to one villager paying the ultimate price. The elephant rammed the villager, then grabbed the villager with its trunk and put its massive weight on top of him, crushing the villager to death. Score one for Mother Nature. The villager, a 56-year-old man named Krishnappa, was killed instantly. The good news is, this viral video caused Indian officials to react, and they drove the problematic herd of elephants into a protected forest where they should no longer come into conflict with local farmers or villagers seeking revenge for this man’s death.
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