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Tusker rescued from marshy waterlogged area in Thuravoor after 16 hour effort

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017,11:12 IST By joji A A A

Alapuzha | After a nearly 16 hour effort an elephant which fell into marshy waterlogged area at nearby Tharavoor after it ran amok while being brought from Kochi on completion of temple festivities, was rescued, police said.
The pachyderm was pulled out Tuesday night and it managed to walk for a short disance, they said.
The jumbo ran away from the parked truck at the Chertala- Thuravoor junction about 4 AM this morning while being brought from Kochi after participating in the Thrikkakara temple festivital, held as part of Onam celebrations.
According to reports, the animal damaged an autorickshaw and a house before it fell into the muddy area.
The locals, police personnel, elephant rescue workers and mahouts from nearby areas toiled since 8.30 AM to pull out the tusker, police said.
The jumbo, which had by then become weak, was given drips at intervals.