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Wild Elephants Kill At Least One Man During Rampage in India

One of two wild elephants that went on rampage June 8, 2011 in Mysore, in southern Indian state of Karnataka. One man was killed. The animals were caught, tranquilized and returned to the wild.

One of two wild elephants that went on rampage June 8, 2011 in Mysore, in southern Indian state of Karnataka. One man was killed. The animals were caught, tranquilized and returned to the wild.

At least one person was killed Wednesday in India when two wild elephants went on a rampage.

Images show the elephants racing through the streets causing destruction along their path. 

'The two elephants entered our city and started stomping over everything that came in their way," a witness told the U.K. Daily Mail.

The most graphic of images shows the body of a man at the feet of one of the elephants. The U.K. Daily Mail  reports that the man is a 55-year-old security guard who was trampled to death after he came out of his house to see what was going on.

Other footage shows an elephant kicking a cow and entering a fenced-in college compound.

Government officials asked residents to stay indoors and not throw stones at the animals. They have since managed to tranquilize the elephants to return them to the wild.

Click here for more on this story from the U.K.'s Daily Mail.