Angry elephant in India – level 3
During a festival in India’s southern Kerala state, an elephant went on a rampage, attacking nearly 27 vehicles parked near a temple. Festivals like these often book hundreds of captive elephants to attract crowds, and accidents are not uncommon.
The big animal was tethered by the tusk along with 4 other elephants, but he broke free and started flinging parked vehicles, including rickshaws and motorbikes, around.
Throughout the strop, two people clung to the back of the animal, but they were unable to calm him. Apart from a few broken motors, no one was injured.
Difficult words: go on a rampage (be very angry and destroy things), tethered (tied by chains or ropes), tusk (one of the two elephant’s horns in the front of its face), fling (throw), rickshaw (a light two-wheeled passenger vehicle pulled by a person), strop (the elephant’s bad mood), cling (hang on).
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