Report: Rampaging elephants kill 1 in south India

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A wild elephant charges towards people standing on a building in Mysore, in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, Wednesday, June 8, 2011. News reports said two wild elephants have gone on a rampage and government officials are trying to tranquilize the animals. Every year hundreds of people across India die when wild animals wander into cities as their natural habitats shrink and they have to range farther for food. (AP Photo)

NEW DELHI (AP) — News reports say two wild elephants have gone on a rampage in southern India, killing at least one person.

Television footage on New Delhi Television news channel shows the body of a man at the feet of one of the animals in the city of Mysore on Wednesday. The footage also shows an elephant angrily kicking a cow.

Government officials are trying to tranquilize the animals. They have asked residents to stay indoors and not throw stones at the raging pachyderms.

Every year hundreds of people across India die when wild animals wander into cities as their natural habitats shrink and they have to range farther for food.

India's national parks suffer massive encroachment from people who live and forage for food in the forests or graze their cattle inside.