His love for mushrooms led him to a forest where he was 

in a forest in south-eastern Nepal has led a man in his 60s to untimely death.

He was crushed to death by a wild elephant.

A senior police officer, Hari Prasad Sharma, said on Friday that it was a usual practice for the man who earned his living from the forest.

“Locals who reached the forest to collect fodder and firewood informed us about the incident,” he said.

It is a community-run forest near his home in a rural part of Jhapa district.

Nepal has 200 tigers, over 600 rhinos and over 150 wild elephants and has made progress in the conservation of endangered wild animals.