Jumbos Trample Two To Death In Odisha

**Dhenkanal:** Two villagers were trampled to death by elephants in two separate incidents at Chaulia and Damodarnali village in the district here on Thursday morning.

The deceased have been identified as Achyuta Rout and Niranjan Mohanty of Chaulia and Damodarnali village respectively.

According to sources, Niranjan was attacked by a herd of elephants while he had gone to attend nature’s call. He died on the spot.

Similarly, Achyuta was trampled to death by an elephant while he had gone to his farmland to pluck brinjals early this morning.

A herd of elephants, around 30 in number has been spotted roaming in the nearby forest.

As per the records, as many as 547 people have been killed and 288 have been injured in confrontations with wild elephants between April 2010 and December 2017. During the same period, 571 elephants have died.

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