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World Briefing / MEXICO

Elephant hit by bus after escape

September 24, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

A 5-ton elephant escaped from a circus north of Mexico City and wandered onto a busy highway, where it was hit by a bus.

Bus driver Tomas Lopez, 49, and the pachyderm were killed and at least four passengers were hospitalized after the accident in Ecatepec.

State police and media said the elephant, named Indra, escaped from the Circo Union as its keeper arrived to feed it.

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