Odishatv Bureau

Jharsuguda: Four elephants were killed after a train hit them at the railway track crossing near Bagdihi forest range in Jharsuguda district today.

According to reports, when the herd comprising of one tusker, two female elephants and a calf were crossing over the tracks in the wee hours at around 4 am today near Teladihi level crossing, they were hit by a speeding train leading to the death of the four animals on the spot.

On getting information, forest officials rushed to the spot and initiated a rescue operation.

Three JCB machines have been engaged to clear the tracks as the jumbos are lying dead on the tracks disrupting railway traffic on the route.