Balasore: Six forest department officials were injured after an elephant attacked their patrolling vehicle at Khumkut in Kuladiha sanctuary of Balasore district on Wednesday night.
Reportedly, the elephant was wreaking havoc in the area. The officials had reached the spot in a Bolero at around 10.30 pm to ward off the elephant.
However, the elephant attacked their vehicle and pushed it into a nearby stream. As a result, six forest department officials inside the vehicle were injured.
They somehow managed to come out of the vehicle. They later received treatment at Nilagiri hospital. The vehicle was also recovered.