Elephant herd tramples farmer to death in Sundergarh

Sundergarh/Rourkela: A farmer was trampled to death by a herd of elephants at Modipara village under Rajgangpur forest division early today morning.

According to sources, the man was attacked while guarding his farmland near the village.

After getting information, forest department personnel rushed to the spot and recovered the body.

In a separate incident, panic gripped Kalunga area near Rourkela today as around 10 elephants entered a saw mill in Kalunga Industrial Estate.

As per latest reports, officials of the forest department have launched an operation to chase away the wild pachyderms from human habitation.