In a tragic incident, an eight-year-old girl was trampled to death by an elephant at Saralia Chitrasul village under Soro block of Balasore district in the wee hours on Saturday.
As per initial reports, the girl was asleep in her house when the incident occurred at around 2 am. The family members said that a herd of around eight elephants had entered the courtyard. When they tried to drive away the pachyderms, one of the elephants entered their house and trampled the minor girl.
Though the family members then rushed the minor girl to the hospital in an ambulance, she was declared dead.
“After the elephant attacked my daughter, we rushed her to the hospital in an ambulance. But the doctors declared her dead,” said Suresh Dehury, father of the deceased.
In another incident, a person died after he was attacked by an elephant in Nayagarh district. The deceased has been identified as Satyabadi Behera at Natim village in Ranpur block. The incident occurred when Behera was going to work along with two other associates.
- Reported by:
- Niranjan Behera