Elephants Death In Train Mishap: Forester, Forest Guard Suspended

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Rourkela: Two Forest department personnel were suspended on Sunday in connection with the death of two elephants in a train mishap on February 4.

The two suspended officials are Bisra range forester Radhagovind Bahidar and Jareikela forest guard Gurudev Bhoi.

According to sources, the Forest department has also summoned the loco pilot of the goods train to appear and submit his statement in connection with the incident.

Notably, on February 4, two elephants were killed after being hit by a goods train near Mahipani in Bisra region, Rourkela.

It is suspected that an elephant herd was crossing the railway tracks when the goods train hit them killing two jumbos.

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