Hungry elephants raid houses for rice

PTI Jhargram (WB) | Updated on November 09, 2017

An angry elephant raiding a house. Photo: K. Ananthan   -  The Hindu

A number of mud houses were damaged as a herd of elephants raided villages in West Midnapore district, police said on Wednesday.

The houses were damaged last night when nearly 50 elephants from Dalma hills came to Kalmapukukhuria village to eat rice and paddy stored after harvest, forest officials said.

The villagers panicked and fled the village.

The elephants have been raiding Malang, Ausha and Jadabpur areas of the district for the past one week.

Sugarcane, pulse, mustard and cabbage grow extensively on farmlands at the bank of Subarnarekha River here.

Forest officials said they were trying to chase the elephants from the area.

Published on December 29, 2010

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