Odisha: People fear for crops as herd of elephants come in Mayubhanj

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Visual of elephants in Mayubhanj (Photo/ANI)
Visual of elephants in Mayubhanj (Photo/ANI)

Mayurbhanj (Odisha) [India], September 11 (ANI): People in Mayurbhanj fear for their crops as a herd of elephants came in a local village in Mayubhanj from West Bengal.

However, elephants returned to West Bengal a few hours later.

Speaking to ANI, Mayurbhanj Range officer, Rabinarayan Mohanty, "Usually, elephants come here during the paddy season. However, this year, these elephants come here from West Bengal more frequently. Local villagers feared for their crops being destroyed. However, after one to two hours, they returned to again West Bengal area."

Forest Department is monitoring the movement of elephants, he added. (ANI)

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