Talcher/Dhenkanal/Sundargarh, March 2 (LocalWire): Three people including a child died in three different places of the state during elephant attacks. The attacks that took place in Dhenkanal, Talcher & Sundargarh, forest department official said today.
Kedarnath Prasad, an elderly person from Talcher’s Deulbeda area lost his life when elephants strayed into the village and attacked people.
Forest department officials and police are trying to chase the animals back into the wild.
Similarly, a herd ransacked Dhenkanal’s Gudiakateni village and an old man died while a woman was severely injured.
Localites have blocked National Highway 55 demanding a permanent solution to man-animal conflict.
In another incident in Sundargarh’s Banai, a 7 year-old-child died after a wall fell on him that was broken by elephants late on Friday night.