Stranded elephant That was Caught in Floodwaters, has yet to be rescued.
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Major Rescue effort underway to Save Struggling Elephant Caught in Flood
Aug. 7, 2016
The three-member Indian team left for India after it failed, yet again, to rescue the wild Indian elephant, which was washed into Bangladesh with the floodwaters from Assam through Roumari border in Kurigram over a month ago.
The Indian team left the district around 11 am on Sunday for their country, UNB reports.
Indian officials said they had failed to rescue the elephant, the stories of its plight has brought in huge crowds to witness the Elephants predicament.
Talking to reporters, Indian rescue team chief Rikesh Bhattacharya said Bangladeshi experts will be able to rescue the elephant once the water of the area recedes.
The Indian team arrived in Bangladesh on August 3. A joint team of Bangladesh and India rescuers started their effort to rescue the stranded pachyderm on August 5.
The teams consisted of three Indians and 17 Bangladeshis. They tried for three days to rescue the elephant who was washed into Bangladesh with floodwater from Assam through Roumari border in Kurigram on June 28.
Cut off from it's pack the elephant first took shelter in Charcinna area of Kajipur upazila of Sirajganj after roaming through Sariakandi and Dhunat upazilas of Bogra and Sirajganj, creating panic among locals.
It had been swimming in the Brahmaputra River since it entered the country on the day and sometimes takes shelter in different char areas looking for food.
The rescuers said they were monitoring the overall situation. It won’t be possible for them to move the big animal to another place if they tranquilize it in the remote area.