Two men in Uttarakhand had a narrow escape after coming across an elephant in the Jim Corbett National Park. The men, both teachers, were on their way to work in a car when they came across an elephant near Ramnagar on National Highway 121.
The Ramnagar section of the highway cuts through the Jim Corbett National Park and this section is a classified elephant corridor. The section is shut for traffic during the night in order to keep the national park’s animals safe and to prevent mishaps exactly like the one that took place this morning.
The two teachers were on their way to work when they saw an elephant advancing towards them on the highway.
Afraid, the two men brought their vehicle to a halt and fled from the car. Forest guards from a picket nearby heard the commotion and arrived on the scene.