VIDEO: Elephant tramples, injures at least 17 people

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SRI LANKA (CNN) – More than a dozen people were trampled by elephant during a parade in Sri Lanka Saturday.

One of the elephants was spooked during the procession, which startled another animal.

Seventeen people were taken to the hospital; the extent of their injuries isn’t known at this time.

The parade continued after the incident.

For the past 119 years, the area has held a procession in honor of the sacred Relic of the tooth of Buddha.

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