Wild elephant charges tourist vehicle in Northeast India

This is the dramatic moment a wild elephant suddenly charged a vehicle loaded with tourists in Northeast India.

The holidaymakers were returning from a safari tour near Jalpaiguri in the state of West Bengal when the angry elephant emerged from the jungle and ran at the vehicle.

In the video, which was filmed on Saturday, the driver of the jeep is able to step on the gas to get away but the elephant then heads for the rider and passenger of a motor scooter at the side of the road.

The passenger leaps from the bike and runs for it and the rider manages to quickly turn the scooter to flee in the nick of time.