Elephant sits on man, crushes him to death
An Indian man who hit an elephant with a stick to get it to sit as he baths it was crushed to death after the animal sat on him.
Arun Panikkar, 40, an elephant care giver, slipped and fell as he hit the elephant in Kerala, southern India.
CCTV footage shows Arun standing near the side of the elephant and hitting it as he tried to make it sit but as the elephant began to sit, Arun slipped and fell just before the elephant landed on the ground and instead landed on him, crushing him.
A friend, who rushed to the scene and makes effort to push the elephant off but it was too late. Mr Panikkar was killed instantly from serious head injuries.