Two persons trample to death by wild elephants

Two persons, including an elderly woman, were trampled to death by wild elephants in East Singhbhum district, Forest Department officials said today.

A 20-year-old youth identified as Dharmi Mardi was today crushed to death by elephants, when he went to the fields in Jwalbhanga village, they said.

The tuskers had trampled to death the elderly woman near Baharaagora village yesterday, the officials said.

The elephants had sneaked into the district from adjoining Odisha and West Bengal, they said.

Divisional Forest Officer S Alam Ansari said two teams have been pressed into service to drive away the elephants.

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