Dhenkanal, Feb 14: A man was trampled to death by an elephant while he had gone to collect wood from the Brahmania jungle in the district today.
The deceased has been identified as Brajakishor Pradhan, a resident of Gundurapasi village, Gandia.
According to locals, Brajakishor and his friend went to the Brahmania jungle for collecting wood on Sunday when they encountered a wild tusker. The tusker suddenly attacked Brajakishor and trampled him to death at the spot while the other man managed to escape from the spot.
Further, he informed the forest officials about the incident following which they reached the spot and recovered the body.