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Elderly woman killed in elephant attack

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elephant attackSundergarh: In a fresh incident of human-animal conflict in the state, an elderly woman was trampled to death at Ankurpali village under Kuanrmunda Forest Division in the district on Tuesday.

The deceased has been identified as Dhania Lakra (60).

The incident took place while Dhania was on her way to attend the call of nature at a farmland located near her home in the village this morning. A wild elephant which had sneaked into the village last night in search of food chased her and attacked. The victim died on the spot.

Kunaramunda Police have reached the spot and seized the body.

The incident has left villagers in a state of panic as cases of elephant attack have registered a growth in the village over last couple of months.