Updated April 26th, 2024 at 19:28 IST

Elephant Attack: Woman Killed, Two Others Injured in Gadchiroli

A woman was killed and two other were injured in an attack by a wild elephant.

Elephant Attack: Woman Killed, Two Others Injured in Gadchiroli | Image:Shutterstock/ Representative
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Gadchiroli: A 55-year-old woman was killed, and two others were injured in an attack by a wild elephant in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district, a forest official said on Friday.

The incident occurred in Hidur village in the Bhamragarh forest range on Thursday night, the official said.

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The victims were returning to the village after attending a programme at a temple when an elephant attacked them, he said.

Raje Halami died in the attack, and two other women sustained injuries and were undergoing treatment in a hospital in Chandrapur, the official said.

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There is a presence of a herd in the area, and it is moving towards neighbouring Chhattisgarh. Villagers have been asked to take precautions and keep away from the elephant's path, he said.

A man was similarly killed by an elephant in the Kiyar forest of Bhamragarh in the district on Wednesday. 

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Published April 26th, 2024 at 19:26 IST