r/worldnews – Elephant trapped in Indian well rescued in 12-hour crane operation
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Forest officials in India’s southern Tamil Nadu state said they used a crane to pull an elephant from a well after working for more than 12 hours to rescue the animal.
The elephant, which strayed into a village bordering a forest in Tamil Nadu’s Dharmapuri district, fell into the well that was covered with bushes and did not have a fence or wall around it, Rajkumar, the district forest officer, said.
Forest officials first started by clearing the bushes around the well and then tried to pump water out.