Bhubaneswar: Three persons, all from a family, were injured today a wild elephants damaged their house in Karatapata village under Bantala police station in Angul district. The incident occurred late night yesterday when the victims were fast asleep in their house at the forest-side villages.
The victims were trapped under the debris the damaged house and were injured. The elephants targeted the house to eat up the paddy stored in the house. The injured persons were shifted to hospital and their condition is stated to be critical. Forest officials have rushed to the spot to chase back the elephant herd to the forest areas, said officials.