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Elephant herd wreaks havoc in Kandhamal

27/10/2021 at 8:43 AM

Kandhamal, Oct 27: Panic gripped among the locals after rampaging elephant herd damaged standing paddy crops over acres of areas in Sonpoli village under Raikia block of Kandhamal district.

The farmers in the village have been spending sleepless nights with the elephants on the rampage.

According to the sources, the herd of elephants has barged into the village in search of food and destroyed around twelve acres of standing crops.

After failing to drive away the elephants, the villagers have lodged a complaint to the Forest department. Following this, forest personnel have been deployed in the area to drive away the elephants.

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