A man has been trampled to death when two young wild elephants rampaged through an Indian city, also attacking livestock and ramming cars and motorbikes.

New Delhi Television news channel aired footage showing the body of a man at the feet of one of the elephants in the southern city of Mysore.

The elephants were on the loose for three hours after they wandered into the city, killing the 55-year-old security guard in the Bamboo Bazaar district, The Daily Mail reported.