Elephant Attack: Woman Killed, Hubby Critical In Dhenkanal

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Dhenkanal: A woman was killed and her husband sustained critical injuries after they were attacked by a wild tusker at Matiasahi of Babandha under Hindol Range in Dhenkanal district.

According to reports, the incident took place last night while Sajanai Pradhan and her husband Bharat Pradhan was fast asleep in their house when a pachyderm, that ventured into the village, pulled down their house. While they were trying to run for their life, the elephant trampled Sajanai while it grabbed her husband with the trunk and smashed him against the ground.

Locals rushed for their help and the admitted the couple to a nearby hospital. While doctors declared the woman to be “brought dead”, her husband was shifted to SCB Medical College and hospital in Cuttack as his health condition deteriorated.

Meanwhile, the incident of man-animal conflict has sparked fresh panic in the region.

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