Dhenkanal: A truck ran over an elephant killing the animal on the spot on National Highway-55 near Jeevankhol in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district, today.
While the vehicle mowed down the tusker, its broken tusk was found lying near the spot of accident. The driver of the truck fled the place after the incident.
Another elephant sustained injuries after being hit by the truck and the pachyderm later went towards a nearby forest, locals said.
On being informed, Forest Department officials reached the spot and initiated investigation.