Hit by train, elephant dies in Odisha’s Sundargarh

Sundargarh: A female elephant died after reportedly being hit by a freight train between Jareikela and Manoharpur in Bisra area of Odisha’s Sundargarh district yesterday evening.

The incident took place around 9 pm, following which irate locals staged a rail roko. The loco pilot and guard of the train fled the spot after the incident.

The locals later withdrew the rail roko as Railways officials reached the place and pacified them. Normalcy in movement of trains in the route, which was affected due to the incident, was restored after around 3 hours.

Forest officials have recovered the carcass for autopsy and started investigation.

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