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Man killed by wild elephant in Chhattisgarh's Korba

The incident took place in the morning near Baigamar village under Kudmura forest range when Malikram Rathiya had gone to collect mahua fruits. 

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Korba Published on: June 24, 2019 17:06 IST
Man killed by wild elephant in Chhattisgarh's Korba 
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Man killed by wild elephant in Chhattisgarh's Korba 

A 45-year-old man was Monday trampled to death by a wild elephant in Chhattisgarh's Korba district, a forest official said.

The incident took place in the morning near Baigamar village under Kudmura forest range when Malikram Rathiya had gone to collect mahua fruits, he said.

"The tusker slammed him to the ground, killing him instantly. His kin has been provided immediate compensation of Rs 25,000," he said.

The official said the same tusker had killed two persons, including a forest guard, in Chhal forest range of neighbouring Raigarh district on Jun 19.

Officials said five people each have been killed in jumbo attacks in Raigarh and Jashpur districts in the past one-and-half months.

An official said forest staff has been directed to keep a tab on the movement of different groups of around 50 elephants in Korba forest division.

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