Man trampled to death by elephant

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Rourkela: A man was trampled to death by an elephant at Budhikani village under Bisra forest range in Sundergarh district on Monday night.

The deceased was identified as Umesh Munda (50).

According to sources, the incident occurred last night when a herd of elephants entered into the Budhikani village in search of food. The villagers seeing the elephant herd tried to drive them away. Meanwhile, a tusker caught Umesh and crushed him under it’s feet.

On being informed, the forest officials reached the village this morning.

The villagers alleged that this particular elephant has so far claimed many lives and demanded the forest officials to relocate the elephant in some other forest.

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