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Panic grips villages following straying of wild elephants

Press Trust of India  |  Udhagamandalam 

Panic gripped in nearby villages of this tourist town after three elephants, including one calf, and destroyed crops for the last couple of days.

The entered the 10 acre farm in Halatti last night and destroyed carrot, beetroot and potato, resulting in a loss of about Rs 10 lakh, police said.

The move out of villages during the day and return during night hours, the villagers complained to the forest department.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 17:25 IST