Rampaging elephants attack Jharkhand village

January 2nd, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI  

Kundhit (Jharkhand), Jan 2 (ANI): Wild elephants have attacked the remote village of Kundhit in Jharkhand’’s Jaamtara District, terrifying its residents. The animals after losing their track ventured into the human settlement and damaged standing paddy crops.
“The elephants are here since yesterday and have destroyed a lot of our crops. Most of our paddy crop was destroyed by them. The forest officials say that they will provide us with torches to keep the elephants away,” said Ganesh Chandra Mandal, a villager.
Forest officials have arrived in the village to pacify its panic stricken residents.
The officials are trying to push the elephants back to their habitat.
” The elephants are changing their place at intervals of two days. We are keeping an eye on them and during the night we chase them in an effort to make them get back on their track, so that they are able to return to their habitat,” said Kamlesh Prasad, Additional Divisional Forest Officer (ADFO). (ANI)

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