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Wild elephants damage crops in Nallur village

A wild elephant at Nallur village in Bhavani Sagar area in Erode on Friday.

A wild elephant at Nallur village in Bhavani Sagar area in Erode on Friday.  

Three wild elephants that ventured out of the forest area in Bhavani Sagar damaged the standing crops in Nallur village at Punjai Puliyampatti here on Friday.

There are more than 20 wild elephants in the Vilamundi Forest in the Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve. On Thursday night, three elephants strayed in to the village and damaged banana and sugarcane crops. Villagers alerted the Forest Department, who attempted to chase the animals back into the forest.

However, the elephants continued to remain in the village.

A large number of villagers assembled to see the elephants.

A wild elephant reportedly chased the villagers who went near it. The people were warned by the forest officials.

Officials have camped in the village to monitor the movement of elephants and were taking steps to chase them away into the forest.

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