Korba, May 27 (PTI) A 60-year-old man died while his wife was injured when an elephant attacked them after entering their house in a village in Chhattisgarh’s Korba district, a Forest official said today. Also Read - Smart E-Glasses Switch From Sunglasses to Controlling Video Games With Just Eye Motions, Can Also Monitor Health

The incident occurred late last night when a herd of elephants stormed into Madai village, located around 250 kms away from the state capital. Also Read - Chhattisgarh Naxal Encounter: After Massive Search Operation, Bodies of 17 Security Personnel Recovered, Say Police

“A tusker entered the house of Bodhan Singh (60) and his wife Pipariya Bai (54) who were asleep and attacked them,” Divisional Forest Officer (Katghora) S Jagdishan said, adding that while Singh died immediately, his wife was severely injured. Also Read - Chhattisgarh Urban Body Election Results: Congress Wins 3 Municipal Bodies

He said a team of Forest personnel reached the spot after receiving information about the incident and chased away the jumbos.

“They rushed the injured woman to local primary health centre, where her condition was stated to be critical,” the DFO said.

An instant relief amount of Rs 25,000 was given to the kin of the deceased while the remaining compensation of Rs 3.75 lakh will be disbursed within 15 days, he added.

Thickly forested northern Chhattisgarh region comprising Surguja, Korba, Raigarh, Jashpur, and Korea districts is notorious for human-elephantconflicts.

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