Rajbiraj, December 27
Wild elephants are wreaking havoc around Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve in eastern Nepal, locals say.
Residents living on the northern and eastern side of the reserve say they have been constantly living under threat of wild elephants.
Sovitlal Paghaiya Yadav of Hanuman Nagar Kankalini Municipality-3 in Saptari said elephants from the reserve have been destroying their houses and crops. Two days ago, a herd of three tuskers damaged three houses in Sitapur in Kanchanpur in Saptari, shared Uttam Acharya, a local.
Locals feel that local authorities are turning a blind eye to the wild elephant menace in Rupani Rural Municipality. Dozens of house owners have fled their houses fearing the elephants.