KEONJHAR, Jan 26 (PTI): Two elephants were today killed when they came in contact with a high tension electric wire in Orissa's Keonjhar district, police said.
The incident took place at Budhamba village under Telkoi range of Keonjhar Forest Division this morning. Both the pachyderms were female and aged about 25 years, a forest official said.
The two animals died allegedly after the high tension wire fell on them while they were passing through the village.
Today's double death of elephants follows other three similar accidents in the same area in July last year, forest officials said.