Angul: A woman was killed in an elephant attack at Gopalpur village under Purunakot Forest Range in Angul district on Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Jayanti Beer (40).
According to sources, the mishap occurred at the wee hours today while the woman, who was out in order to relieve herself encountered the jumbo. The pachyderm suddenly attacked and trampled her. She died on the spot.
Following this, tension ran high in the area as the locals were in a state of panic.
On being informed, forest officials reached the spot and seized the body for post mortem.