The Department of Wildlife Conservation says more wild elephants and humans have died last year, in comparison to 2020, as a result of the human-elephant conflict.
141 persons have died due to wild elephant attacks in 2021 while 369 elephants have also died.
The Department said however, 112 persons died due to elephant attacks in 2020, while 327 elephants also died the same year.
The rise in deaths last year due to the human-elephant conflict, in comparison to 2020, has been attributed to wild elephants entering villages and humans building houses in their habitat.
The Wildlife Department said most of the elephants died due to human activities.
68 elephants died as a result of elephant crackers while 65 died as a result of electric fences.
45 elephants were shot and killed while four were poisoned.