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Wild tusker run over by Sambalpur- Shalimar -Mahima Gossain express


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Bhubaneswar: A wild tusker died after a train ran over the animal near Jehangir Dehuri Sahi under the Jarapada forest range in Odisha’s Angul district on Thursday night.

Sources said the incident occurred when Sambalpur- Shalimar -Mahima Gossain express hit the elephant at around 9.30 PM while the elephant was crossing the railway track.

The tusker died on the spot.

Senior forest officials have reached the spot and are inquiring into the incident.

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