Father-daughter duo hurt in tusker attack in Dhenkanal

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Dhenkanal: A man and his minor daughter sustained injuries after being attacked by a tusker in Korea area under Dhenkanal Sadar police limits in the district today.

The injured father-daughter duo has been identified as Abhay Mallick and four-year-old Sipra.

Reportedly, they have been admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) where their health condition is stated to be stable.

According to sources, Abhay was on his way to drop her daughter to the school when the duo came across the tusker. The pachyderm then came all of a sudden attacked them. However, they were rescued by the villagers and rushed to DHH.

In the meantime, the locals also drive away the pachyderm from the locality. On being informed about the matter, forest officials rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation and track the movement of the tusker.

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