Elderly woman trampled to death by elephant in Bolangir village

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Bolangir: An elderly woman was trampled to death by a wild elephant in Hanupali village under Khaprakhol block in Bolangir district.

The deceased was identified as Belamati Barah.

According to sources, the incident took place late last night when the pachyderm that ventured into the village pulled down her house and attacked the woman. As a result, she died on the spot.

On intimation, police along with forest department officials reached the spot. Forest department officials also launched an operation to trace the jumbo, sources said.

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