An accidental blast by Maoists has killed eight cows in the Sorada police station area in Ganjam district of Orissa.

Maoists had tried hard to suppress the incident that occurred inside the remote jungle between Ramnabadi and Jirakua villages on Friday. “Maoists, fearing public dissent, did not the want the news to spread,” said Deputy Inspector-General of police, R.K. Sharma.

As rumours started spreading, security forces visited the area on Sunday. Sub-Divisional Police Officer of Aska also rushed to the spot.

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