Baby elephant stuck in roadside canal rescued by officials in central India
A baby elephant, who had fallen and gotten stuck inside a roadside canal, was successfully rescued by forest officials in central India’s Chhattisgarh.
The incident took place in Etma Nagar in Korba district of the state on September 15.
Visuals showed a forest worker pushing the baby elephant out of the canal, as others clapped and cheered him on.
Another visual showed two excavators trying to push an elephant towards the forests.
A traffic congestion was also noticed, as vehicular movement was stalled while officials carried out the rescue.
According to reports, forest officials from Katghora forest division, under the leadership of DFO Premlata Yadav Ranger, carried out the rescue operation. The operation was led by Ranger Manish Singh and Ranger Abhishek Dubey.
They said that a herd of 21 elephants were crossing the road when the baby fell down and got stuck, prompting the rescue.
Fortunately, no untoward incident was reported.