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7,028 jumbo attacks in Chhattisgarh in 7 months, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Raipur : Chhattisgarh has witnessed a record 7,028 cases of attacks by wild elephants -- on houses, standing crops and forest residents -- in the first seven months of this year, the state assembly was informed Friday.

Wild elephants killed 11 people between January and July and injured five, demolished 610 houses while there were 6,402 cases registered of damage to crops, forest minister Vikram Usendi said in a written reply.

He said the government was doing fencing work in man-elephant conflict areas to keep wild jumbos away from residential pockets.