Farmer Trampled By Jumbo In Angul Village

Angul: A farmer was trampled to death by an elephant at Karatapada village under in Angul district.

The deceased has been identified as Gopanabdhu Sahoo (62).

According to sources, the incident took place while Sahoo was returning from his farmland when he encountered the pachyderm that suddenly attacked him. Local residents spotted Sahoo and tried to drive out the elephant, but in vain.

Sahoo died on the spot.

The irate locals have alleged that the forest department officials have failed to drive out the jumbo that has eventually led to fear and panic among the villagers, sources said.