Elephant rescued after falling down well

A lost elephant was recovered from a 25ft-deep well in northeast India after being floated out when rescue workers filled the well with water.

The elephant, believed to be aged around 30, was found by villagers in Amliya toli village, Jharkhand. They immediately informed local officials, who rushed to the spot. With the help of locals, they rescued the elephant in a three-hour operation.

They filled the well with water using three motorised pumps, as well as excavating a ramp so that the elephant could float up and climb out.

According to forest officials, the elephant had no injuries from its fall and went safely into the forest after climbing out.