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Wild elephants injure two in south-west China

Published on Feb 9, 2014 11:00 AM

BEIJING (AFP) - A group of wild elephants trying to cross a river in China's far south-west left two tourists injured, state media reported on Sunday.

The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon in Yunnan province when the river-crossing pachyderms ran into a family of five people, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing forest police.

A woman suffered a fractured right shoulder while a man suffered slight injury, the report said. Both were treated at a local hospital.

The incident took place at the Wild Elephant Valley reserve in Xishuangbanna prefecture, Xinhua said, citing the prefectural forest police.

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