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Seven elephants electrocuted in Odisha

Odisha’s Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) has come under fire after the deaths.

Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar |
Updated: October 28, 2018 2:23:37 am
man killed by elephant, elephant tramples man, jalpaiguri, west bengal, indian express The office of the Odisha’s Principal Chief Conservator of Forests said the elephants were killed “due to non-rectification of sagging lines and non-cabling of transmission lines” in the area. (AP Photo/representational)

Seven elephants were killed in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district late Friday night after a herd came in contact with overhead power lines that were reportedly hanging just seven feet off the ground.

Odisha’s Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) has come under fire after the deaths, with the office of the Odisha’s Principal Chief Conservator of Forests issuing a statement, claiming that the elephants were killed “due to non-rectification of sagging lines and non-cabling of transmission lines” in the area.

The cables were hanging allegedly in violation of rules according to which they must be at least eight to nine metres off the ground.

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