Elephant electrocuted, power supply hit

An elephant was found dead near Dangapal village in Chuliakani Khesra forest under Bamra wildlife division, on Saturday night. Sources said the elephant got entangled in live wire after an electric pole it was rubbing its back against crashed. It died on the spot.

Villagers said suddenly power went off in the night and when they came out of their houses they found that an electric pole had collapsed. The dead elephant entangled in the live wire was lying near the pole.

DFO Sankarshana Behera rushed to the spot on Sunday morning and seized the carcass for autopsy. He said the elephant had strayed into the village looking for water. It was around 45 years old, he added.

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