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Elephant herd creates panic on NH 215 in Odisha

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Keonjhar: A herd of around 40 elephants created panic among the locals and commuters on National Highway 215 near Champua in the district on Tuesday.

According to reports, the wild elephants had entered into the area from Jharkhand some days ago. However, they came to the NH and moved on the road disrupting vehicular traffic on the Jhumpura-Champua route early this morning. Hundreds of vehicles were left stranded on the route.

On being informed by some locals about the incident, forest officials along with the local police rushed to the spot. Efforts are on to disperse the wild animals from the spot to the nearby forest, sources said.