- By Elizabeth F. RalphElizabeth Ralph is a researcher at Foreign Policy.
Today a high-speed train traveling through West Bengal crushed and killed an elephant that was crossing the tracks. A Forest Department official said that the Indian railway is looking into the cause of the accident, though the "cause" seems pretty clear from the photo. According to Reuters, "This is the sixth reported incident of an elephant being killed by speeding trains in the region where the train route passes through an area close to the Gorumara National Park."
Cara Parks is deputy managing editor at Foreign Policy. Prior to that she was the World editor at the Huffington Post. She is a graduate of Bard College and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, and has written for The New Republic, Interview, Radar, and Publishers Weekly, among others.| Passport |