Tuesday, January 3, 2017
ELEPHANTS WREAK HAVOC IN BALANGIR Tuesday, 03 January 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
ELEPHANTS WREAK HAVOC IN BALANGIR
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Following the unexpected death of a Royal Bengal Tiger, now comes a report of movement and damages wrought by a herd of 27 elephants causing anxiety among people of Patnagarh and Loisingha block in Balangir district. A few months ago, there was movement of a herd of elephants in Loisingha block causing damages to crops.
Moreover, two elephants died due to anthrax in Loisingha. After the incident, the elephants moved away to the Gaisillet area of Bargarh district.
Interestingly, these elephants were sleeping at village Damkipali in the Patnagarh Forest Range area of Balangir district and causing damages in Gaisillet.
However, the herd again moved to Gaisillet and killed a person there only to return to the old place in Balangir district.
Since last three days, they have been moving near Damkipali village and damaging paddy stored in barns, banana plantations and some other crops. On Sunday night, they moved to Sankripani village in Gaisillet block and is expected to cross over into Loisingha area again, said Patnagarh Range Officer Banmali Sahu.
In another development, at least three more elephants are moving in Upparjhar and Tandamunda villages in the Balangir Forest Range and damaging paddy kept in the barns and in other areas. The elephants even damaged the boundary of a school football field at Upparjhar.