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Udalguri: The man-elephant conflict refuses to die down. On Monday morning, two persons were trampled to death by a wild jumbo at Segunbari in the Paneri area of Udalguri district in Assam.

The victims were identified as Kamil Ekka (60) and Pradhan Murmu (70). The elephant also attacked another person, Ram Kunar Gaur (37), leaving him critically injured. According to eyewitnesses, the trio were sitting at the veranda of Ekka when an elephant suddenly raided his place and trampled him to death. The two injured, Murmu and Gaur, were rushed to Udalguri Civil Hospital, where Murmu succumbed to his injuries. Gaur is currently under treatment and is said to be stable.

The incident has triggered fear among locals in the neighbouring villages of Udalguri. The irked villagers have blamed the forest department for lack of co-ordination to chase away herds of jumbos that frequent the villages, specifically during the post-harvesting season.

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