The passengers travelling from Chamarajanagar in Karnataka to Calicut in Kerala were attacked by an elephant when their bus entered the Bandipur forest area on Sunday morning. The driver of the bus had reportedly gone close to a herd of elephants. One of the elephants came rushing towards the bus forcing the driver to drive backwards for over 500 metres. Passengers panicked as the elephant came running towards the bus. They heaved a sigh of relief with the returning of the elephant without harming the bus or them.