A 55-year-old man was killed by an elephant in Chhattisgarh's Korba district with officials claiming that the toll in such attacks had now risen to eight in the last two months.
Gulab Singh, a resident of Balco area, was trampled to death in a forest near Bundeli village in Rajmagar police station limits last night and his body was recovered in the morning today, an official said.
He added that the kin of the deceased had been given Rs 25,000 as compensation and another amount of Rs 3.75 lakh would be released after official formalities were completed.
Officials in the area said that eight people had lost their lives in elephant attacks in Korba in the last two months.
At least 20 houses and crops standing on an area of 100 hectares had been damaged in such attacks during this period, they added.
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