Ranchi, Jan 4 : Two people were trampled upon by a herd of wild elephants in Jharkhand's Gumla district, officials said Tuesday.

"A herd of elephant trampled two people in Barnanga village of Gumla district Monday. The herd of elephants also destroyed one house and standing crops," a forest official told IANS. Gumla is around 130 km from Ranchi.

Six tribals were killed in a similar attacks by the wild tuskers in the district last week.

Shrinking forest cover has caused elephants to venture into human settlements on a regular basis in 13 districts of the state.

More than 750 people in the state have been trampled to death in last eight years.

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