3 pachyderms electrocuted in Odisha’s Dhenkanal (India)


Odisha Sun Times

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Dhenkanal: Three elephants–two female ones and one calf–were electrocuted after coming in contact with high tension electric wire at Borapada forest on the outskirts of Dhenkanal town in Odisha today.

On being informed, Forest officials reached the spot, seized the bodies and were trying to ascertain the circumstances under which the animals came in contact with the live wire.

The incident comes two days after a tusker was electrocuted after coming in contact with an 11 KV electric wire at Krushna Chandrapur forest under Betnoti forest range under Baripada Forest Division in Mayurbhanj district.