Gang of 100 elephants raid Indian village looking for food

A massive herd of 100 elephants raided an Indian village near Kolkata looking for food yesterday (October 30).

Elephants step out of the forest and enter villages every year during the harvest season, forest officials urged people to not to keep paddy and traditional rice beer in their houses as these attracted the elephants.

Though the villagers moved their stock to safer places they were unable to stop the elephants from gorging on their standing crops. Farmers said the arrival of the elephants had destroyed their hopes of a good harvest.

After entering the Muruda village in Mayurbhanj district, Odisha, the herd broke up into smaller groups and headed in different directions

People complain that forest officials have failed to stop the herds from getting out of the forest.