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Watch | Close shave for tourists as tusker charges at vehicle in Corbett

A herd of elephants was crossing a dirt track in Dhikala zone of the Corbett National Park, when an elephant charged at the tourists moving dangerously close to them.

dehradun Updated: May 27, 2017 22:10 IST
Abhinav Madhwal
Abhinav Madhwal
Hindustan Times, Haldwani
Corbett National Park,Dhikala,Haldwani
Tourists and vehicles moving dangerously close to wild animals are often chased by them.(Video grab)

A group of tourists had a close shave when an elephant charged at their vehicle in the Dhikala zone of the Corbett National Park. The tourists escaped unhurt by speeding away from the area.

The incident took place when a herd of elephants, including at least two calves, was crossing the dirt track in the Dhikala zone. The incident came to light when a video of the incident went viral.

The video is said to have been shot around two days ago.

Earlier also, photos and videos surfaced showing the tourists and gypsies moving dangerously close to wild animals or being chased by them.

Corbett National Park’s deputy director Amit Verma said that such issues surface from time to time and the park officials always tell the tourists and drivers to maintain a safe distance. The drivers are also trained on how to conduct themselves inside the park.

“We expect the tourists and the guides to not put themselves in situations of danger and stay away from wild animals if they are spotted on the pathways,” said Verma.

First Published: May 27, 2017 21:18 IST