Freak Day

The freak accident occurred during a jungle training exercise at Maduru Oya in eastern Sri Lanka Tuesday, officials said. rn

rn They said one of the soldiers tripped and fell and his gun went off killing a colleague who was ahead of him. The sound of gunfire stopped the elephants charge. (AFP)rn
An elite Sri Lankan special forces commando accidentally shot dead a colleague as he escaped charging wild elephants, military officials said Wednesday.