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Image of Asia: A wild elephant that strayed into an east Indian town stands after authorities shot it with a tranquilizer gun

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In this photo, a wild elephant that strayed into an east Indian town stands after authorities shot it with a tranquilizer gun. The elephant had wandered from the Baikunthapur forest on Wednesday, crossing roads and a small river before entering Siliguri in West Bengal state. The panicked elephant ran amok for several hours, trampling parked cars and motorbikes before it was clear the animal was unable to get back to the forest. It appeared to be afraid of people and did not attack anyone. Crowds of people watched the frightened elephant's rampage. It was shot three times with a tranquilizer gun and removed by crane and truck once it calmed down.

PHOTO: A wild elephant that strayed into the town stands after authorities shot it with a tranquilizer gun at Siliguri in West Bengal state, India, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. The elephant had wandered from the Baikunthapur forest on Wednesday, crossing roads and a small river before entering the town. The panicked elephant ran amok, trampling parked cars and motorbikes before it was tranquilized. (AP Photo)
A wild elephant that strayed into the town stands after authorities shot it with a tranquilizer gun at Siliguri in West Bengal state, India, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. The elephant had wandered from the Baikunthapur forest on Wednesday, crossing roads and a small river before entering the town. The panicked elephant ran amok, trampling parked cars and motorbikes before it was tranquilized. (AP Photo)

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