Viral Video: Angry elephant smashes bus windshield with tusks in Tamil Nadu’s Nilgiris

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A video of a tusker attacking a government bus in Tamil Nadu’s Nilgiris has gone viral on the internet. The viral video has been shared by Supriya Sahu, Principal Secretary, Environment, Climate Change and Forests, Tamil Nadu.

New Delhi: The behavior of elephants is truly unpredictable. Now a video where an elephant has attacked a government bus in Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu has gone viral on the internet.

In the video, the driver can be seen overturning the bus as the elephant approaches. As the bus moved forward, Jumbo hit the windshield glass with his trunk and teeth, causing huge cracks in it. After a few tense moments, the driver leaves his seat, instructing all passengers to proceed towards the rear end of the bus. As he tried to keep calm, the elephant kept hitting the windshield repeatedly.

The viral video has been shared by Supriya Sahu, Principal Secretary, Environment, Climate Change and Forests, Tamil Nadu. Sahu also appreciated the bus driver for maintaining his composure and not allowing the matter to escalate. “He helped the passengers to go back safely,” wrote Sahu, “so they say a calm mind works wonders.”

Meanwhile, the clip of the elephant attack has been viewed nearly 73k times on Twitter, prompting shocking reactions. Many people praised the driver’s understanding. A Twitter user also shared a video of the elephant taken from a different angle.

First published:September 29, 2021, 4:39 pm

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