Telkoi, Feb 4: A herd of wild elephants destroyed standing vegetable crops at Banabiharipur village under Telkoi block in Keonjhar district late on Monday night.
The herd strayed into the village and destroyed acres of potato cultivation. Apparently, the herd ventured into human settlement in search of food, said a forest official.
The pachyderms returned to the forest after dawn. Locals are living in a state of panic as the wild animals are roaming in the nearby forests.