Man-elephant conflict took a serious turn in Assam’s Numaligarh this morning.

A huge herd of elephants was pitted against hundreds of people as both sides indulged in a face off at Sundarpur Safela near Numaligarh. The huge elephant herd tried to cross over through the farmlands into areas of human settlements, but on the other side large number of people stood to drive away the jumbos from causing any damage.

The situation remained tense as both sides tried to stand up against each other in such adverse situation. Sometimes the elephants managed to reach close to settlements, and at other times it were the people who had the upper hand in fending off the pachyderms.

At last, the forest department reached at the place and fired shots in the air that managed to drive away the elephants.