Wild rhino chased back into forest after deadly Nepal rampage
KATHMANDU, Nepal – Forest officers and tamed elephants have chased a wild rhino back to the forest after it killed a woman and injured seven people in a rampage through a city in southern Nepal.
The Makwanpur District Administration office said Tuesday that the rhino was chased into the forest during the night, hours after it terrorized residents in Hetauda, a city of about 135,000 people.
The animal charged into the city from the jungle Monday morning and chased people around a downtown market and bus station, even entering a hospital.
A 61-year-old woman was fatally gored during the rampage.
People honked car horns and beat drums to drive away the animal, but were unsuccessful.
The rhino was not hurt.