Elephant herd stuck inside Mahanadi river

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Cuttack: A herd of elephant was spotted stranded on a patch of land in the middle of Mahanadi river for hours as the river is in spate.

According to sources, a herd of eleven elephants was moving towards Chandaka forest from Athagarh when they got stuck on a portion of land in the middle of Mahanadi river following the heavy current of water in the river.

Locals spotted the incident and alerted the matter to the forest department officials. On intimation, two teams of officials reached the spot and carried out a rescue operation.

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