Dehra Dun: Two women were trampled to death by rampageous elephants at Rajaji Park in Haridwar district, forest officials said on Sunday.

The incident took place at Ranipur range of the park on Saturday when the women, identified as Tara Devi (61) and Sureshi Devi (51), had gone to the jungle to collect firewood, they said.

However, officials said the family members of the two women would not be given any compensation as they had gone to the jungle without prior permission of the forest authorities.

During the past three years, scores of people had died in such attacks by elephants in and around the Rajaji Park which is famous for Asiatic elephants.