Odisha: Elephant strays into Khordha town, triggers panic

Khordha: Panic grips residents in Khordha town as a male elephant stayed into the human habitation today afternoon. Locals initially spotted the male elephant at Kumarabasta cashew forest at around 5.30 PM. When the locals chased the male elephant, it went into the Khordha town via Kumarabasta-Khordha road.

Meanwhile, after receiving information, the Forest personnel reached the spot and tried to chase the jumbo towards the Barunei forest.

On October 4, two elephants entered Khordha town and damaged the boundary wall of Khordha District Headquarters Hospital. Similarly, an elephant entered the Palla Tasar office and then strayed into Jariputa through the National Highway.

Two days back, two elephants were spotted behind the official residence of the Khordha SP. Later the Forest personnel drove away them to the forest.

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