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Elephant kills 1 at Bormukali

One Dayal Kerkata (28) has been killed and Girish Kerkata (55) has been seriously injured by of wild elephants last night at Bormukali near Nonoi Forest Range Office.According to information the incident occurred when they had been trying to chase away wild elephants to protect their crops.So far 20 people and 11 wild elephants have been killed in Udalguri district during 2013. It needs mention that the area had once been part of Khalingduar Reserve Forest,but 1365 Hec lands have been encroached during 1980-90 period causing “Man elephant conflict” in the district. 

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