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Saswat Singhdeo

Cuttack: A herd of more than 20 elephants narrowly escaped a severe mishap while crossing the railway track thanks to the alertness of the train driver. The incident reportedly happened in Khuntuni Forest Range under Athagarh Forest Division of Cuttack on Monday.

As per reports, a train from Dhenkanal was passing through the area when some elephants crossed the railway track. As soon as the driver of the train spotted the elephants, he applied brakes on time which made the train to stop just a few metres away from the spot where the pachyderms were crossing the tracks.

The incident came to light after a video of the happening shot from inside the driver's cabin went viral on social media.

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