Elephants trample two to death in Jharkhand

November 24th, 2008 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, Nov 24 (IANS) Rampaging tuskers trampled two people to death in Khuti district of Jharkhand Monday, the police said. According to the police, a herd of elephants entered into Husir village, around 70 km from here, early morning and trampled Budhu Gudia to death.

The same herd of elephants then killed Nathniyal Orayia in nearby Nimda village. The elephants also damaged a few houses in the two villages, said the police.

Elephants venturing into human habitats and destroying standing crops is common in Jharkhand.

According to forest department figures, over 400 people have been killed and more than 700 were injured in last six years in human-elephant confrontations.

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