Elephant dies of old age in Sambalpur

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Sambalpur: A carcass of female elephant was found at Badarama forest under Bamra forest division here on Saturday morning.

While villagers claimed the pachyderm died as locals opened fire at her, Bamra forest division DFO said the jumbo died due to age-related ailments.

It’s worthwhile to mention here that two female elephants were electrocuted at Unani village under Ambabhana block in Bargarh district on Friday morning.

The jumbos died on the spot after coming in contact with live electric wires which were laid by villagers for poaching boar.

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