Elephant rampage injures 24 people

An elephant rampage at a Temple perahera (pageant) last night in Badulla injured 24 people.

The police said that the elephant got disturbed while taking part in the Muniyangana Raja Maha Vihara Temple perahera.

The police said that all 24 people were admitted to the Badulla hospital with minor injuries.

Among those injured are 14 women, nine men and a small child.

The elephant had been brought under control. Police investigations are underway into the incident.