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Elephant herd wreaks havoc in Dhenkanal, destroys 5 houses; irate locals blocks NH-55

14/01/2021 at 9:25 AM

Dhenkanal, Jan 14: A herd of wild elephants sneaked into Bangurisingha village in Odapada area of Dhenkanal district last night and caused extensive damage to houses.

As per the report, the elephant herd entered into the village late in the night and destroyed as many as five houses.

Besides, the wild animals destroyed crops in the village and damaged a motorcycle in the village.

On the other hand, the local residents blocked the National Highway-55 at Bangurisingha Chhak demanding compensations for the victims.   

Locals residing in the nearby area are spending sleepless nights in fear of being attacked by the jumbos.

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