Elephants are regularly used in Sri Lankan Buddhist pageants, like these ones decorated for the Esala Perahera festival in August. Photo: AFP

Elephant injures 18 in Sri Lanka Buddhist pageant

  • The animal suddenly ran forward of a procession, scattering terrified onlookers and sending the man riding it hurtling to the ground
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Elephants are regularly used in Sri Lankan Buddhist pageants, like these ones decorated for the Esala Perahera festival in August. Photo: AFP
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