Minor dies in Elephant Attack in Sambalpur

KalingaTV News Network

Sambalpur:  A five-year-old girl who was sleeping inside her home was killed after an elephant herd went on rampage in Basupali village under Katarbaga police limits of the district, here in the wee hours of Thursday. The girl’s younger sister and parents were also left injured.

According to reports, the family was sleeping inside their brick house when an elephant smashed down the room they were sleeping. The minor identified as Gitanjali Munda was killed as the wall collapsed on her.

The girl’s parents Raj Kumar Munda and Mukta Munda along with their 3-year old daughter were left injured and later shifted to Sambalpur District Headquarters hospital.

As per reports, an elephant herd comprising more than 15-members camping in Rengali forest range had entered the village last night and damaged at least 10 houses.

Meanwhile, the panicked villagers have demanded that the forest officials take immediate steps to drive away the jumbo herd.


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