Dhenkanal, Mar 4: Few elephants are reported to be trapped inside a forest fire that broke out in a part of the Hindol forest range in the district today. The locals are scared after hearing the loud elephant trumpets as they may rush towards their village to find cover.
According to the locals, a fire broke out this afternoon in the jungle in which some elephants have been trapped. Hearing their loud trumpets the villagers suspect that they might turn towards the village in panic.
However, the concerned authorities were informed but no action has been taken yet to secure the elephants.