Man trampled to death by elephant in Dhenkanal

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Dhenkanal: A man was trampled to death by an elephant at Kadalipala village under Kamakshyanagar western forest range in Dhenkanal district early this morning.

The deceased was identified as Gaurang Palei of Kadalipala village.

According to sources, Palei was out of the house for some work this morning when the pachyderm attacked him, leading to his death on the spot.

Following the death of the man, locals of Kadalipala village blocked the Valumunda road demanding adequate compensation to the kin of the deceased.

Police rushed to the spot and tried to pacify the locals.

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