Woman trampled to death by elephant in Kalahandi

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Kalahandi: A woman was trampled to death by an elephant in a forest near Sripalli village under Narla Police limits in Kalahandi district early on Saturday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Banita Podha.

According to sources, Banita went to the nearby forest along with her daughter at around 6 am today. While Banita was busy collecting Mahula flower, a pachyderm attacked her suddenly, leading to her death on the spot.

However, her daughter was unhurt in the incident.

On being informed, Narla forest officials reached the spot and launched a probe into the matter, sources said.

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