4 elephants hit by speeding train in Odisha, die on spot

Odisha Four elephants including a calf killed after train runs over them

Divisional Forest Officer, Sushant Kumar, said although there was no elephant movement for the past three-four months, they asked railway authorities to reduce train speed in the area.

The herd, comprising a tusker, two females and a calf were crossing the tracks near Teladihi level crossing. Forest officials removed the bodies with the help of cranes and cleared the track.

He demanded that responsibility should be fixed on both forest and railway authorities. Trains including Bokaro-Alleppey Express and Tapaswini Express were halted at Jharsuguda Station.


Train movements along Howrah-Mumbai down line were affected as carcasses of elephant were lying on the track for four hours.

A herd of elephants was crossing the rail line in the wee hours of the morning when the incident took place.

The incident has raised concern among the forest officials as elephant death due to train accident remains a major threat to pachyderm population in the state despite all measures. In Odisha, over 15 elephants have been killed by speeding trains since 2010.

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