Pregnant elephant tramples mahout to death in northeast Thailand

A pregnant elephant trampled its 60 yr old mahout to demise in Buriram province in northeast Thailand yesterday. The deceased’s spouse mentioned the elephant was moody due to the extremely scorching weather.
Officers at Satuek Police Station have been known as to Ban Nong Kaen village in Sanam Chai district after receiving a report that an elephant killed its owner. Police found the physique of 60 12 months old Chat Mokhom, a native of Surin province, lying useless near a stream, reports DailyNews.
Police stated Chat’s legs and arms have been damaged and his body was bruised and battered from head to toe.
Chat was trampled to demise by his fifty three yr outdated feminine elephant “Mae Nam-gnam,” who fled after the deadly assault. Villagers tried to seize the elephant however it was tough given the elephant’s violent temper.
Staff from Surin’s Kingdom Project Elephant Hospital have been mobilised to get the elephant beneath control to stop further harm. The staff drove the elephant into a confined space before taking pictures her with an anaesthetic dart.
The workers stated they had to be further cautious not to cause any hurt to Mae Nam-ngma’s unborn baby for the rationale that elephant is 5 months pregnant. After five hours, the elephant was finally detained.
Chat’s sixty four year outdated spouse Phatthana Mokhom stated that Chat purchased the elephant in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, slightly over one month in the past for a value of 1.5 million baht.
The mahout frequently took Mae Nam-gnam to wash in a close-by stream, mentioned Patthana. Yesterday, Chat took the elephant all the way down to the stream within the early morning as ordinary, but he never returned.
Patthana stated she isn’t sure why the elephant turned on Chat, but the two didn’t know each other that properly after only one month. Chat still didn’t know Mae Nam-ngam’s character totally, she said. The elephant most likely obtained frustrated in the sizzling weather, Patthana added.
Chat’s 34 yr previous son Komsan Phu-ngern said that his father had a profession in elevating elephants and frequently bought and bought them. He mentioned that his father was alone and had no one to assist him when issues went incorrect.
A witness, 56 year old Sudjai Khawdee, stated he was standing 200 metres away when the elephant attacked. He mentioned that he saw the elephant pick up Chat and throw him into the water earlier than trampling him to dying. Authority has probably harm folks earlier than, suspects Sudjai..

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