Elephants 'kill over 100 people in India each year'

Elephants kill over 100 people a year in India, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Elephants in India kill over 100 people per year at a conservative estimate, according to the WWF.

Latest estimates put India’s elephant population at 21,000 - the largest in Asia. About half of these are found in northeastern states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.

Conservation charities estimate that the majority of people killed each year by elephants are killed in India.

Read: Witnesses 'say Brit did not hear elephant warning'

Advertisement

Brit killed by Indian elephant

A British man has been trampled to death by an elephant in India. Retired teacher Colin Manvell, 67, died at the Masinagudi National Park, in the state of Tamil Nadu.