Kerala elephant died due to drowning in water
Palakkad : The preliminary post mortem report of the pregnant elephant at Mannarkkand Forest Division says that immediate cause of the death was drowning followed by inhalation of water leading to lung failure. The report also confirmed that elephant had suffered severe wounds in its oral cavity following an explosive blast in the mouth after which it took shelter in the Velliyar river.
The elephant had died in Palakkad district on May 27 after it ate pineapple laced with crackers. The elephant was seen standing in the river with its mouth and trunk in the water for some relief from the pain after the explosive filled fruit exploaded in its mouth.