Dhenkanal: An elephant which fell into a pit was rescued by personnel of Odisha Fire Service on Friday.
The incident was reported from Khaliborei section of Hindol Forest Range. According to reports, the tusker fell into a ditch filled with water in Bimbori village.
The tusker was travelling along with its herd when it fell into the ditch. The villagers, petrified, reported the jumbo’s presence to forest department.
It took three hours to rescue the elephant from the ditch. The elephant after getting rescued joined its herd in an adjoining village, reports added.