Elephant tramples man to death in Dhenkanal

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Dhenkanal: In yet another incident of man-animal conflict, one person was trampled to death by a wild elephant in Sadangi Range of Dhenkanal district on Wednesday evening.

The deceased, identified as Ganesha Pradhan hailed from Paridheda village.

According to sources, Pradhan was on his way to home from a nearby paddy field in Sadangi Range when he was attacked by a pachyderm leading to his death on the spot.

Meanwhile, the villagers staged road blockade over the absence of police and forest officials at the spot. The agitators have demanded immediate compensation for the deceased’s bereaved family.

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