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Tension in Dhenkanal as 1 killed, 1 critical in jumbo attack

2/03/2019 at 10:16 AM

Bhubaneswar: Tension prevailed as a person was killed and another person sustained critical injuries after being attacked by an elephant at Gudiakateni village in Dhenkanal district early this morning.

The deceased was identified as Dayanidhi Sahoo and injured as Rashmita Sahoo. Rashmita has been admitted to the Dhenkanal District Headquarters Hospital. ‘

Meanwhile, tension had prevailed in the area as villagers have blocked the National Highway-55, demanding appropriate measures against entry of elephants to their village, adequate compensation for the family of the deceased and free treatment of the injured.

It may be noted that such an incident occurred at Talcher in Angul district this morning where a man was trampled to death by an elephant.

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