Wild elephants rampage and attacked the refugee camps in southeastern Nepal. A total of two elderly people died in the attack and shelter huts damaged.
Bhandari Jhapa District Government Gehanath states, two elephants go to camp established by the UN for refugees from Bhutan this morning and stepped on two people.
Floods in the rainy season makes the elephants fled to Nepal from India. They destroyed the agricultural area and sometimes attacked villagers. Similarly, as reported by AAP on Wednesday (27/07/2011).
Some of the refugees tried to stop the elephant away from the cornfield.
A total of thousands of Bhutanese living in Nepal as refugees since 1990 earlier because they were driven from their homes. The Government also reportedly refused to return the Bhutanese refugees in Nepal. Ethnic tensions also trigger flight of citizens from their country Bhutan.