Two women were killed and another woman was injured in elephant attack in a forest area of Bankura district in West Bengal on Thursday.
The incident occurred in a forest under Belboni beat office near Matla village at around 5.30 am.
The three women had gone to the forest to collect mushrooms when three elephants attacked them, Belboni beat office ranger Amit Patra said.
While 45-year-old Ashoka Shit died on the spot, 55-year-old Rabibala Das died soon after her admidission to Bankura Sammilani Medical College and Hospital at Bankura, he said.
Another woman, Meera Shit (55) is in a critical condition in the same hospital, hospital superintendent Panchanan Kundu said.