of Pante Ceureumen in West Aceh have fled the village
after elephants rampaged through it a number of times.
Budiman, a noted local figure, told tribunnews on Thursday that 54 families had been
forced to move to safe areas, especially at night, for fear of the elephants.
residents have been forced to save themselves. It is feared that their food
crops will be destroyed by the wild animals. The residents have asked the local
administration to help drive the wild animals away," Syah Budiman said.
Ceureumen Police chief First Insp. Lahmuddin confirmed that the elephants had rampaged
through the village. "We hope relevant institutions will help bring a stop
to the animal attacks," he said.
elephants entered the village at 8
p.m. on Monday and ran amok, injuring Sunarni, 48, a widow, and
her daughter Nova, 15.(krb)