Jumbo tramples elderly woman to death in Angul village

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Angul: An elderly woman was killed in an elephant attack in Pratapur village under Handapa forest range in Angul district early on Thursday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Manjulata Sahu. Following this, tension ran high in the area as the locals staged road blockade on NH-55.

According to sources, the incident occurred while the woman was standing outside her house when she encountered the jumbo. The pachyderm suddenly attacked and trampled her. She died on the spot.

On being informed, forest officials reached the spot and seized the body for post mortem.

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