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China rubbishes viral images of drunk elephants passing out after consuming alcohol

A picture of two drunk elephants sleeping peacefully has gone viral on the internet. According to several posts doing rounds on social media, the elephants in the picture passed out after consuming alcohol.

The posts claimed that the incident took place in Yunnan, China on March 11 when a herd of 14 elephants was taking a stroll in a village. While looking for corn and food, they came across some corn whiskey, the posts suggested.

However, there is hardly any truth in this story. The local authorities in Meghai County, Yunnan have denied these rumours. They have even rubbished the claims that the animals drank 30 litres of liquor.

The authorities said that the elephants went downhill and intruded into villagers’ homes and caused a lot of damage, The Paper reported.