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FILE: Forest elephant in Kerala on January 18, 2017 in India. (Photo by Frédéric Soltan/Corbis via Getty Images) ODISHA, India - Bizarre animal stories are heard often, but none are quite like the latest vicious and deadly elephant attack of a 68-year-old woman in India.Maya Murmu was collecting water in Raipai village, located in the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, India, where a herd of elephants came her way.

That's when she tried to flee, but one of the elephants rushed toward Murmu and trampled her, The Times of India reported.She was rushed to the hospital but died from her injuries.RELATED: A 326-pound Asian elephant calf was born at the Houston ZooMurmu’s family brought her body home for funeral preparations to take place the same evening.

That’s when a more unusual event occurred.MORE IN PETS AND ANIMALSAs the ceremony was taking place, The Times of India reported that a herd of elephants appeared from the forest, sending villagers running.

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