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Stray elephants destroy crops, triggers panic in Bihar

Press Trust of India  |  Araria (Bihar) 

A herd of elephants strayed into villages in district situated along the Indo-border, triggering panic among local people and destroying crops, a said.

The elephants, said to be about half a dozen in number, were spotted in station area where they are destroying acres of standing wheat and maize crops, D K Das said.

Local residents ran helter skelter, leading to a stampede-like situation in which at least two people were injured, he said.

He said the elephants appeared to have come from the jungles along the Indo-border and forest department officials have been deployed to chase the pachyderms out of the inhabited areas.

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 22:50 IST
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