Two tribal women were trampled to death by elephants in the Kuldiha reserve forest in the district, a forest officer said on Sunday.

A herd of elephants attacked five tribal persons when they were returning home after attending a festival through the reserve forest on Saturday night, Divisional Forest Officer of Balasore Harsabardhan Udgata said.

The animals trampled two women to death, while the rest managed to escape, he said.