[Watch] Elephant Goes On Rampage In Odisha’s Cuttack: Lucky Escape For This Man

Cuttack: A man had a lucky escape after he was attacked and dragged by an elephant that went on a rampage at Nimapur in Jagatpur area of Odisha’s Cuttack district in the early hours of Wednesday. The identity of the man is not known.

Two persons were trampled to death by the elephant. Three others, who sustained critical injuries in the attack, are undergoing treatment.

According to sources, the elephant strayed into Jagatpur area from Athagarh Forest Division last night and has since been on a rampage, damaging vehicles and houses. Locals have been advised to remain indoors to avoid any untoward incident. People have also been asked to avoid the route between Jagatpur Golei Chhak and National Highway.

Since it is a residential area, the forest department and police have decided to tranquilise the jumbo to avoid any untoward incident, the sources said.

While an elephant calf has been captured at Panda Sahi in Jagatpur, the problem will continue till the other elephant is brought under control, the sources added.

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