Elephant herd ventures into Keonjhar village

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Keonjhar: Panic gripped the locals of Kandasara village under Sadar forest range of Keonjhar district after an elephant herd strayed into the village last night.

The herd of four jumbos including two female elephants along with two calves entered the human habitations from the nearby forest last night.

As per sources, the herd went on a rampage and ate away the paddy from the fields causing a huge loss to the locals.

On being informed, forest department officials rushed to the village and launched an operation to drive away the jumbos into the wild.

While the movement of elephants is being constantly monitored, necessary steps to deal with the elephant menace are underway, the forest officials said.

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