Runaway elephant dies hit by a bus
Published time: 23 Sep, 2008 14:49 Edited time: 23 Sep, 2008 18:49
A young female elephant broke through the circus gates and ran onto a busy highway not far from Mexico City’s Teotihuacán pyramids and was fatally hit by a bus. The driver of the bus also died following the crash, some passengers were also injured.
Police said the bus had no chance of avoiding the elephant.
According to a circus worker, the 5-tonne animal had never shown signs of hostile behaviour before, but managed to escape, while untied for feeding in the early hours of Tuesday.
The elephant, named Hilda was 40.