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An elderly woman was trampled to death by a wild elephant in western Assam’s Goalpara district on Friday.

The 70-year-old woman identified as Tilottoma Ray was killed by a wild elephant at Korkuchi, Dohela under Dudhnoi Police Station at around 7 AM.

Divisional Forest Officer, Goalpara, Jitendra Kumar said that the body has been taken for post mortem and necessary legal formalities are going on for sanction of ex-gratia to the next of kin of the deceased.

Earlier in September, a local BJP leader was trampled to death by a herd of wild elephants near the Rani Reserve Forest on the outskirts of Guwahati.

Goalpara district accounted for 19 deaths so far due to elephant attacks this year.

This year, over 102 people including women, have died so far due to the elephant attacks in various parts of Assam.

The Assam government provides Rs 4 lakh as ex-gratia to the family of the victim killed by the wild animals, stated a press release.

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