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Herd of elephants have a lucky escape from an exploding transformer

A herd of elephants in India had a lucky escape when an electricity transformer exploded as they passed. The five elephants were being chased away from the Periyanaickenpalayam neighborhood of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu state. Right after passing a transformer, it exploded, possibly as a result of their contact with a cable hanging from the transformer moments before. All five, which included a calf, ran into the jungle after the incident. Forest department officials had begun chasing the elephants after villagers alerted them at around 4am.
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