Video has emerged showing a wild elephant rampaging through Siliguri, a town in West Bengal.
The incident took place on early Wednesday morning as residents woke up to find a huge elephant trampling around the town.
It has been reported the animal wandered from a nearby forest, crossed a few roads and even a river, before entering Siliguri.
Residents claim the elephant destroyed 100 properties during its seven-hour rampage. It was eventually subdued by officials who used at least three tranquiliser rounds.
The elephant did not attack any people while in the town; but elephants are increasingly coming into contact with densely-populated communities in India.
According to the WWF, up to 300 people in India are killed by elephants every year.Reuse content