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Ramakanta Biswas

Two more elephants injured in the train mishap near Joda of Keonjhar district succumbed to their injuries on Friday, taking the death toll to three. 

Yesterday a calf that had sustained injuries had died. 

As per sources, the three elephants were part of a herd that was crossing the railway tracks near Behera hutting under Joda police station yesterday when they were hit by a freight train.

There were 19 elephants in the herd. Three elephants including a mother elephant and two calves were injured in the mishap. 

While an injured calf died during treatment last night, another baby elephant and a female elephant died today morning.  

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