Elephant calf found dead in Kandhamal

Phulbani: An elephant calf was found dead at Nilamadhab forest in Raikia block of Kandhamal district, forest department officials said on Sunday.
According to sources, the one and a half year old calf died after being attacked by a tusker. The mother elephant engaged in a fight with a tusker on Saturday night.
The angry tusker later attacked the baby elephant, leading to its death. The forest department officials learnt about the incident on Sunday morning and recovered the carcass.
The officials got the postmortem conduct of the calf and buried the carcass in the forest. Meanwhile, Phulbani forest officer Laxmi Narayan Behera visited the spot and launched a probe into the matter.
Dhenkanal wall collapse: Naveen announces Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia for kin of four deceased (19)
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday expressed deep grief over the death of four persons after wall of a rice mill collapsed on them near Alasua market in Dhenkanal district today.
The Chief Minister conveyed his deep sympathy to the bereaved families and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the next of the kin of the deceased from the Chief Minister Relief Fund (CMRF).
Patnaik also announced that the state government will bear all the medical expenses of those injured in the mishap.
According to reports, the wall of an abandoned rice mill near the busy Alasua market suddenly caved in while scores of vehicles were parked on the spot.
While four persons were declared dead” by doctors, all the injured persons were immediately admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital.

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