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Jharkhandi jumbos damage crops on acres of land in Karanjia

Bhubaneswar: Panic gripped villages under the Karanjia forest range in Mayurbhanj district as a large number of wild elephants coming from neighbouring Jharkhand created havoc in the area.

According to reports, a herd of 54 elephants entered the area last night and ate up and damaged paddy crops on several acres of land. Of the pachyderms, 22 are now moving in Manoharpur village and 31 in nearby Kadiani jungle.

On being informed by locals, forest officials from Karanjai have rushed to the spot and are still trall trying to drive away the jumbos into jungle.

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