Ramakanta Biswas

An elephant died after reportedly being hit by a train near Dehurisahi in Jarpada forest range of Angul district. 

According to reports, the elephant was crossing the railway line when it was hit by a train on Thursday night. The tusker died on the spot. 

The forest department officials rushed to the spot after getting information about the incident and further investigation is underway.

It was learnt that the elephant was hit by Mahima Gosain Express (20832) leading to its death. 

Meanwhile, environmentalists have expressed deep concern over the death of the pachyderm. On the other hand, the locals said that adequate measures by the forest and railway authorities could prevent such mishaps. 

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