Chennai, Sep 28, 2021: A shocking video of a tusker attacking a government bus in the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu has gone viral on social media. The video, shared on Twitter by Principal Secretary Environment Climate Change & Forests of Tamil Nadu, Supriya Sahu, shows the horrifying incident where the angry elephant is seen charging towards the bus to smash the windshield.
The minute-long video taken from inside the bus shows the elephant charging towards the bus and smashing the windshield as the driver tries to reverse the vehicle. After a few seconds, the driver gets up and keeps the attention of the elephant towards himself as the passengers deboard the bus safely.
“Huge respect for the driver of this Government bus in Nilgiris who kept his cool even under the terrifying hits on the bus from an agitated tusker. He helped passengers move back safely, in an incident today morning. That’s why they say a cool mind works wonders,” reads the caption.
Huge respect for the driver of this Government bus in Nilgiris who kept his cool even under the terrifying hits on the bus from an agitated tusker.He helped passengers move back safely, in an incident today morning. Thats why they say a cool mind works wonders VC- by a friend pic.twitter.com/SGb3yqUWqK— Supriya Sahu IAS (@supriyasahuias) September 25, 2021
The shocking post, shared on September 25, has amassed over 70,000 views and the numbers are still increasing. People found the video terrifying and praised the cool-headed driver for saving the passengers carefully. Many also pointed out how such roads laid in the middle of elephant corridors should cease to exist.