By Katy Gill
This amazing auto-rescue was performed by an elephant stunned passers-by.
Using its incredible strength, the elephant manages to drag the car easily from the side of the road and back into the lane.
It was Lakhimpur, Assam, India – where elephants are regularly used for labour, for example: moving logs and uprooting trees.
Students Akshoy Gogo and Abinash James, both 18, were amazed by the creature’s strength how effortlessly it recovered the stuck vehicle.
Akshoy said: “I had seen elephants carrying logs of wood, and some other things but never thought it I could pull this heavy car so easily.
“In a couple of minutes the car was out. They tied the one end of the chain to the elephant and the other end to the car and with such a huge power the elephant pulled the car that it got out very easily. The car must’ve weighed more than 2600kg.
“How did people react to this: Local people were calm but the outsiders were surprised as well as many of them got scared to see that scene. My friend Abinash pulled me and shouted “bol…bol…bol” which means “run”.”