Nuapada, August 1: A herd of elephants has created panic in Patanagarh block of Balangir district on Saturday.
A herd of three elephants went on a rampage in the Brahmani, Chhanchanabahali, and Gandhamardan areas and caused huge devastation last night.
Sources said, the elephant herd barged into the villages and destructed houses in three villagers. Besides, they have consumed stored food grains and crops.
However, a couple has been narrowly escaped from the elephant attack.
Being informed, the Harishankar forest team reached the spot and initiated an operation to drive the elephants away from the villages.
The elephant herd moved towards the Gandhamardan hill in the wee hours of Sunday.