Bhubaneswar, Nov 7 (LocalWire): In the latest instance of man-animal conflict, at least seven people were injured as wild animals attacked them in separate incidents in three districts of the state.
Three people were injured today early morning when a wild elephant attacked them in near Ghansa village in Bargarh district.
The injured have been shifted to the hospital and their condition is stated to be critical.
Forest officials rushed to the spot to chase back the elephants to the forest, they later said.
Similarly, two people were injured when a wild bear attacked them in the forested areas of Rangamatia village in Deogarh district.
In another incident, a man was injured after he was attacked by a wild bear in Dunguripada village under Golamunda police station of Kalahandi district.
The state forest department is bearing the cost of the medication of the injured people and they will be compensated as per governmental provisions, said forest officials.