Bhubaneswar: The man-animal conflict took the worst form in Odisha with a tusker trampling as many as five villagers to death in Angul district early this morning.
According to reports, a tusker entered into Shendha village in Talcher area last night and went berserk attacking villagers. The male elephant trampled as many as four persons there.
Later, it moved to the nearby Santapada village and crushed an old man to death.
Local residents are in a state of fear following the incident.