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RAYAGADA:A female elephant was found dead in Niyamgiri hill of Kalyansinghpur block area of the district on Sunday.
Forester Nilamadhab Padhi said the elephant was aged about seven years and might have slipped while climbing a hill and sustained injuries. The incident seems to have taken place three days back, Padhi said.
After the fall, she injured her leg and might not have been able to get up because of which she remained exposed to the heat and might have died of sunstroke.
Some villagers spotted the elephant and informed the forest officials, who rushed to the spot along with Rayagada DFO P Sanjeeva Reddy and buried the carcass after a post-mortem.
Rag-picker dies due to sunstroke
A 50-year-old man allegedly died due to sunstroke in Muniguda of Rayagada district here on Sunday. He has been identified as S Ramu of Kottapeta village in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh.
According to sources, Ramu used to earn his living by collecting rags and plastic material. Muniguda police recovered the body.