Man trampled to death by rampaging elephant

A man has been killed after a elephant went on a rampage at a temple in India as shocked onlookers could only watch.

 

 

A crowd tried to surround the large animal as it started to lose control in the town of Kerala.

Suddenly the elephant broke away and crushed a man underfoot who was unable to move quickly enough.

 

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He is caught by the creature’s huge ivory tusk, before being stamped on with its large foot.

People can be seen in the footage fleeing for their lives, while others can be heard screaming at the animal as the man is tossed about on the floor.

 

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It is not known if the animal was wild or had an owner, or why it was at the temple.

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