March 31, 2015 8:46 am

Wild rhino chased back into forest after deadly Nepal rampage

A rhinoceros was chased back into the forest after it terrorized residents in Hetauda, a city of about 135,000 people in Nepal.

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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.

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