Angul, May 21: A jumbo has wreaked panic in Phulamba high school under the Athmallick block limits in Angul late night on Friday.
Boarders of the hostel were scared after a lone elephant barged into the school campus, breaking the boundary wall of the institution.
Sources said, a lone elephant from the Handapa Forest Range reached at the Welfare department’s Phulamba residential school at around 11.30 PM yesterday and broke into the school boundary with its violent lashes.
Being alerted by the hoarse trumpets and collapses of long walls, the teachers and hostel custodians informed the locals to chase the elephant towards the forest. However, it was in vain since the pachyderm wreaked havoc for more than two hours despite the intervention of light and sounds.
According to the locals, the elephant which was separated from its herd was wandering in and around the Handapa forest since a couple of days. However, getting no sufficient food in the leafless forest due to the summer season and frightened by the wildfire it barged into the school campus for eating up banana tree.
Worth mentioning, the forest officials have not visited the spot so far to ascertain the elephant away from the vicinity. If the elephant turns up once again through the broken wall, it will cause harm to the children, anticipate the school authorities.