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Security forces armed with loud hailers were deployed in eastern Sri Lanka Monday to drive away wild elephants blocking access to polling booths, police said.

Villagers in Wellaveli told the authorities that they were unable to vote at the first local elections in 14 years because a herd of elephants had blocked their polling booth, a police official in the area said.

“We sent a team of commandos in armoured personnel carriers and loud hailers and sirens to drive away the elephants,” the official said. “The roads have now been cleared.”

March 11, 2008 - Posted by | animals


  1. Darn those Democrats!!

    Comment by Bill | March 11, 2008

  2. And the elephants work for peanuts…

    Comment by oldstersview | March 11, 2008

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