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Elephants demolish a dozen houses in Chhattisgarh village

Raipur, Jan 12 In the second such incident within a fortnight, a herd of nine wild jumbos demolished 12 houses in a village in Surguja district, forcing 50 residents to flee in panic, officials said Wednesday.

'Wild elephants sneaked into Damali village Tuesday night and brought down 12 mud-built houses,' Ramchandra Barai, a local forest official, told IANS. He said about 50 villagers ran away around midnight despite the extreme cold to avoid being trampled.