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Jumbos go on rampage near KGF

Kolar Gold Fields:Jan 3, 2013 DHNS

32-strong herd attacks man, destroys crops

A man sustained fractures while standing crops of watermelon were damaged as a herd of elephants went on a rampage on the outskirts of Kamasumudra village near here on Wednesday.

A herd of 32 jumbos from the Tamil Nadu forests is wrecking havoc by destroying crops in the nearby fields. 

The elephants are moving in two groups - one comprising 14 jumbos which have camped near Kamasamudra and another with 18 elephants is roaming at the Yaragol dam project site.

The jumbos have entered Karnataka from Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu and are moving on the natural elephant corridor.

Availability of water and fodder all along the way is said to be facilitating their onward journey. The elephants which stray on this route usually return to V Kote via Kuppam. A calf is also part of the herd.

Ansar, a resident of Bheemanaganahalli suffered fracture of chest bones after a elephant threw him with its trunk. He was admitted to RL Jalappa Hospital in Kolar.

Officials from the Forest department visited forest areas in Yaragol. However, they have decided to wait for some time to gauge the further movement of the jumbos.


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