By Shatabdi Chakrabarti

INCREDIBLE footage has emerged of an angry elephant easily flipping over a car with its trunk

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Videographer / director: Ajith Kumar T
Producer: Shatabdi Chakrabarti, Michael Muncer
Editor: Jay Sohrabi

The elephant was appearing at the Ambalapura festival in Kerela, southern India

The elephant was appearing at a local festival called Ambalapura in Thrissur, Kerela in Southern India when it went on the rampage.

Many temples in India have elephants on the premises for major festivals and celebrations

Festival-goer Ajith Kumar T witnessed the incredible scene and managed to film it on his cell phone.

The angry elephant takes charge at some parked motorbikes

He said: “My friends and I were waiting near the parking lot when we heard a lot of screaming and shouting.

The elephant then flipped over a car with its trunk

"We turned to see the owner of one of the elephants had lost control and the pachyderm was running loose in the lot.”

Most temples in India’s southern states have elephants on their premises to be used for processions during major festivals and celebrations.

The elephants are used to carry the idols of deities and are decorated with gold ornaments. The huge creatures are loved and revered and have a special status.

Luckily no-one was hurt during the elephant's rampage

Shooting the rampage on his cell phone, Ajith says that there is no way of knowing what triggered the elephant to become violent.

Onlookers were amazed how easily the elephant flipped the car over

He said: “It can be anything. The large crowd, loud noises, or even the high temperature could have triggered the sudden violence in the elephant."

And festival goers were then treated to an unexpected show as the young tusker marched towards some of the parked cars and bikes and started toppling them over.

Ajith explained: “We saw him get to a car and start pushing it aside, turning it over and over until it was pushed out to the edge of the lot.

Festival-goer Ajith Kumar T says the rampage could have been triggered by the noise at the festival

"Then he went towards a bike and pushed that away. He then proceeded to upturn another car a few times. It all seemed so easy for him to push and topple these heavy vehicles like that."

Afterwards the elephant was calmed down by its owner

Luckily, no one was hurt as the elephant went on the rampage, and it was soon calmed down by its relieved owner.