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Elephants ravage plantations, fields in Uppinangady

Elephants ravage plantations, fields in Uppinangady

Mangalore Today News Network

Uppinangady, July 25, 2019: Elephants strayed into Aithooru village in Kadaba taluk and damaged crops in plantations.

The jumbos have destroyed arecanut, banana, and coconut trees belonging to 3 agriculturists.

In addition, the elephants have also damaged pipes and sprinklers used in the plantations. Complaints have been lodged to the forest department. Aithooru Gram Panchayat President Sathish said that herd of three elephants stayed put on the periphery of the forest during daytime and entered villages during the night. The villagers are scared to venture outside.

The forest officials and local residents are making efforts in chasing the herd of elephants back to forest.

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