One person was killed and another seriously wounded on Friday as a result of an attack by a wild elephant in central Sri Lanka, the police said.
The police said the deceased was a 23yearold woman, and the wounded a 22yearold man.
The couple had come on a camping tour and set up near the Uda Diyaluma waterfall, according to the police.
The police said the marauding elephant was there when police and residents of the area arrived following a distress call from the injured person.
Humanelephant conflict has been increasing in Sri Lanka in recent years.
The death toll of the conflict hit a record high in 2022 with 145 people and 433 elephants killed, according to official data.