Elephant herd wreak havoc in Mayurbhanj villages

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Mayurbhanj: Locals of Karanjia in Mayurbhanj district have been spending sleepless nights due to elephant menace as a herd of 22 jumbos wreaked havoc in the area.

The incident has been reported from Mata and Dari villages under Dudhiaani forest range in Karanjia block.

Sources said the wild elephants sneaked into the human habitations damaging houses, eating paddy and destroying cropland in forest side villages.

Resentment sparked following the incident as the panicked villagers fear that the herd might go on a rampage in the village by destroying farmlands and damaging houses.

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