This the dramatic moment an elephant charged a bus and shattered its windscreen in southern India.
Footage filmed by a passenger shows the large elephant battering the glass with its tusks in the encounter on September 25 in Coonoor, in the Nilgiris district.
The incident occurred around 9am after the state-owned bus carrying government workers from Kotagiri to Mettupalayam halted to let an elephant cross the road.
The giant elephant attacked the bus carrying government workers in Coonoor, which in the Nilgiris district of southern India
One passenger on the bus filmed the attack which took place on Saturday
As the elephant began smashing the windscreen, the driver jumped from his seat
Suddenly the elephant charged the bus. Passengers can be heard gasping as the glass cracked, but the driver appears calm in the face of the animal's onslaught.
The bus was driving through a forest area which forms the habitat for a large number of wild animals.
According to local media, the bus