Female elephant falls into well in Angul

Angul: A female elephant fell into a well at Kansarikuda village under Athamallick forest range in Angul district today.

As per sources, the elephant that is suspected to have strayed into human habitation in search of food, fell into a well this morning. Some locals spotted it and informed the forest department. Later, forest officials launched a massive operation with the help of a JCB machine to rescue the animal. The operation was underway till the last report came in.

Since paddy crops have already been harvested, the pachyderm might have entered into the human habitation in search of food, said a villager.