Keonjhar, : Elephants trampled an elderly man near Telkoi forest in Keonjhar on Saturday.
The incident took place at Juanga Sahi under Dodlapala gram panchayat on Friday morning.
The deceased has been identified as Mukur Nayak.
Sources said, Mukur had been out to answer the call of nature. Meanwhile, a herd of elephants trampled them. Subsequently, he died on the spot.
At the same time, the elephant herd destructed houses and standing crops around Telkoi forest range. As a result, panic prevails in the villages adjacent to Telkio forests.