Balasore: A man was trampled to death by a tusker at Kuturipal town under Khaira block in Soro today.

The perished, identified as Jatia Nayak, was having food at his home when the tusker came and began thundering in front of his home. Nayak attempted to escape from the spot to save his life, yet the pachyderm dragged him before trampling him to death. He passed on the spot.

It is alleged that the Forest department officials have not taken any steps to drive away the tusker that has been spreading panic among the locals for the last four to five days.

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