Tuskers Demolish Over a Dozen Houses in Chhattisgarh (Raipur, India) 


Rashmi Drolia, The Times of India

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Over 24 elephants in Surguja’s Mainpat region went on rampage and damaged more than a dozen houses leaving almost one whole hamlet homeless on Monday night.

While the residents in the region are living in terror and spend sleepless nights, they said it was the first time that tuskers did such massive damage in the area.

Most of them have escaped to their relative’s place in scorching heat and forest department was making efforts to provide them some temporary arrangement.

At least 14 homes of Baigapara area of Kandraja village were attacked by nearly 24 tuskers for the whole night and damaged almost all houses leaving many families homeless. Everyone was running for life in the dark.

Actual condition of their houses could be assessed only in the morning and vilagers were left with no other option to shift to their relative’s places till situation gets normal.

While many of them are camping under the shade of trees in scorching heat, more than a dozen elephants are still venturing in the region.

Residents are living in horror as two elephants had recently trampled a person to death and played with his body like a football.