Two teenage boys have been killed in a wild elephant attack in Bandarban. The incident took place at Alikadam Upazila in Bandarban on Saturday midnight.
The deceased were identified as Mansur Alam, 17, and Humayun Kabir, 14, residents of Reparpara area.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Alikadam Police Station Rakib Uddin said that a herd of wild elephants ransacked croplands and several houses in the area of Chaikshyang Union in Alikadam Upazila. One died on the spot after being attacked by a wild elephant while the other injured boy died on the way to the hospital in critical condition, said the OC.
Later, the locals chased the elephants with fire and sticks. Police recovered the bodies. Alikadam Upazila Chairman Abul Kalam said that people died due to the elephant attack in Alikadam after a long time.