Sunday, May 21, 2017

Woman killed by wild elephants in Chachoengsao

CHACHOENGSAO: -- A woman was kicked and killed by wild elephants while she was tapping rubber trees in a plantation in Chachoengsao province on Tuesday, police said.

Rescuers managed to retrieve the body of Lamai Ngernprasert, 43, at 8pm after they sought help from troops to scare some 20 wild elephants away.

Police said the attack happened at 5pm inside the NY Rubber Company plantation in Moo 21 village in Tambon Tha Kradan of Chachoengsao’s Sanam Chaikhet district.

Lamai was a worker at the plantation.

Co-workers told police that they heard Lamai crying out for help and saw her surrounded by the elephants.

The authorities said the elephants came from the Khao Ang Rua Wildlife Sanctuary about five kilometres away.

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