Herd of elephants storms Indian village

A herd of around 80 elephants causes pandemonium in a village in Krishnagiri, southern India, storming through the centre and destroying houses.

A group of villagers gathered to watch the elephants and started chasing the animals by throwing stones and making loud noises.

The incident reportedly occurred after a young man taunted one of the elephants, angering it and causing it to chase him aggressively. The man fled, but started taunting the elephant from a safer distance.

Animal activists have insisted that strong actions should be taken against individuals who tease wild elephants.

The footage was shot on December 31, 2018.