Baby elephant runs amok at Andhra Pradesh's Tirupathi Balaji Temple

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Tirupathi (Andhra Pradesh), Sep.29 (ANI): An elephant went berserk at the Tirupathi Balaji temple in Andhra Pradesh during a ceremonial procession on Monday night.

Six devotees received minor injures in the incident that took place during the Dusshera Brahmotsav at the temple. The injured are Vimala (48), Kartik (50), Sangam (17) and Venkatesha (40).

According to news reports, the young calf was one of four elephants in the procession. Temple authorities claimed that it ran amok after getting scared when some bells rang loudly and the crowds started shouting.

The elephant calf ran into the crowd. People ran helter skelter and toppled over wooden fencing to avoid getting in its way.

The other three elephants in the procession were fully grown adults and were not disturbed by the crowd.

It took a while for the situation to be brought under control. (ANI)

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