Astrayed Jumbo killed in Orissa village

2008-01-31 - Khurda, India.

A wild bull elephant had to be killed earlier this week after it strayed into the Madhupur Village of Orissa's Khurda District. The jumbo, believed to be around 50 years of age, was shot down by a village elder Purnachandra Baliar Singh at night after it came too close to his residence and damaged the paddy stored outside his house. Seventy-eight-year old Purnachandra described the killing as an action taken in self-defense, said forest officials.

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Wild elephants create panic in Orissa

2004-12-07 - Khurda, Orissa, India. Sampad Mahapatra,

There was panic in the district town of Khurda, as a herd of wild elephants
from the nearby Chandka sanctuary strayed into paddy fields.

Khurda is barely 25 kilometres away from Bhubaneswar. The herd of elephants caused massive damage to the standing paddy crop. Worse still, the crowd that gathered on the spot obstructed the escape route for the elephants.

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