Wildlife officer critically injured in elephant attack....
Three persons including a Wildlife official were hospitalized after they were attacked by a wild elephant in Nintavur Allimul area at Samanthurai in Amparai.
Police said that they had attempted to chase away a herd of wild elephants that had entered the village.
Then the wild elephants had attacked the injured persons, who were admitted to Amparai General Hospital.
However, as the condition of the wildlife official was serious, he was transferred to Kandy General Hospital.
Later, steps were taken to provide shelter to the villagers at a safe location.
Police said the wild elephants have been chased away to the jungle.
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