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Thursday, December 23, 2004

Express Train collides with elephant herd, killed 3.

A train plowed into a herd of wild elephants in central Sri Lanka on Thursday, killing three of the animals, a railroad official said.

The train's engine derailed in the accident, but nobody aboard the train was hurt. The train had been carrying about 500 passengers at the time of the accident.

The train's impact broke the spines of three elephants, killing them.

Sri Lanka was home to 10,000 to 15,000 elephants a century ago, but today only 3,000 are left largely because of poaching and loss of habitat.

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