Forester dies in bee attack in Aska

Berhampur: A forest official died and another sustained injury on Friday in an attack by the wild bees at Pakidi hill under Sheragada block in Aska forest range in Ganjam district.

"The dead forester Chintamani Swain (51) along with his guard had gone to conduct survey for plantation in the hill when the incident took place," forest ranger (Aska) N C Dora said.

Swain, a native of Sorada area was working in Sheragada block. The body of the forester was recovered from the jungle, while the injured guard was admitted at the hospital at Sheragada, Dora said.

The body was handed over to the relatives after conducting post-mortem, Dora said.