Saturday, October 08, 2016

Reckless driver who crashed bus into an ELEPHANT ignored passengers' warnings to slow down as footage emerges showing moment of impact

  • WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT- Coach was travelling from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand
  • Vehicle smashed into an eight-year-old elephant which walked onto road
  • It died instantly as it was crushed against the windscreen at 60mph

Shocking footage shows the moment a male elephant is hit by a bus travelling at full speed.

The incident happened on the Lampang-Chiang Mai Road in the Lampang province of northern Thailand.

The animal, named Phlai Udom, was walking along the same road, protected by a barrier put up to keep elephants safe, but just as the bus overtook it had turned left to go into a forest.

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