Dhenkanal/Nuapada: Elephant attack claimed lives of at least three persons in two separate incidents in Odisha’s Nuapada and Dhenkanal districts today.
According to reports, two persons were crushed to death by a herd of elephants at a riverbank near Sanakhandanala Ashram in Kamakhyanagar area of Dhenkanal district this morning.
Around 40 elephants were reportedly spotted near the ashram last night.
On the other hand, a farmer was trampled to death by 6-7 elephants at Karangabhatta village in Komna area of Nuapada district this morning while he had gone to his farmland. The deceased was identified as Sahadev Parabhuey.
Till the filing of this report, police and Forest officials were yet to reach the spot.