Tusker falls into well in Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: A tusker aged around 6-7 years-old fell into an abandoned well in a farm land at Mahidharpur under Sadar range in Dhenkanal district.

The elephant is suspected to have been separated from a herd and fell into the well last night.

The forest officials have not reached the spot to rescue the animal even as five to six hours have passed.

Villagers have informed higher officials. The elephant was found jostled inside the well in a bid to come out.

Sources said the forest officials were on their way with earthmovers to dredge the well to rescue the animal.

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