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.

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