Angry elephant turns over van

This is the scary moment an elephant stops in its tracks and topples a van in eastern India.

The dramatic incident unfolded on in Garshalboni area of West Bengal state's Jhargram district.

Villagers were seeing off the elephant when a vehicle tried to pass it. The huge beast suddenly stopped and turned around, sending the villagers running for their lives. Seconds later, it turned over the van.

The driver, fortunately, jumped out of the vehicle before it was toppled and was unhurt. Tense onlookers were heard expressing concern for him.

Reports said the tusker strayed away from the surrounding forest and wreaked havoc after it entered the residential area.