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DFO, forest staffs reach jumbos’ electrocution site

27/10/2018 at 10:24 AM


Bhubaneswar: The DFO and other forest officials have now reached the Brahmani riverbed at Kamalanga in Dhenkanal district to conduct on-the-spot investigation into the shocking incident of electrocution of seven elephants.

According to reports, there were about 20 elephants in a herd and of them seven came in contact with a low-hanging high voltage electric wire during their movement in the jungle last night.

While Energy, Forest and Environment and Railway departments are blamed for the deaths, the Railway department has now clarified that no electrification work was done by it in the area where the jumbos were electrocuted.

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