2 killed, 3 injured in elephant attack in Odisha

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Dhenkanal: Two persons were trampled to death and three others were injured in two separate elephant attacks in Dhenkanal district today.

The deceased have been identified as Achyuta Rout of Chaulia village and Niranjan Mohanty of Damodarnali village under Gandia police limits.

According to reports, Mohanty had gone out to field to relive himself where he confronted a herd of elephants. He was trampled to death by the wild elephants.

Similarly, Rout along with three others were attacked by an elephant when they had reportedly gone to pluck brinjal from a vegetable garden. They were rushed to the district headquarters hospital where Rout (52) succumbed to his injuries. The other three injured persons are still undergoing treatment in the hospital. Their condition is said to stable.

Locals staged a demonstration in the village demanding compensation the deceased’s family.

Forest officials have reached the spot and are pacifying the angry villagers. Besides, they have started initiative to drive the pachyderms from human habitations.

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