Tourist killed by elephant in Thailand

Posted on May 27, 2013 • Filed under: Thailand, Tourist Injured, Tourist Killed

According to a report, tusks of a 27-year-old elephant in the Ayutthaya Elephant Palace and Royal Kraal have been cut after the beast attacked tourists on Saturday, killing a woman. The elephant palace’s owner Laithongrien Meephan said he would fully support the attacked tourists and warned visitors to refrain from getting close to animals without a mahout’s supervision or at night. A rite to trim Plai Ngam’s metrelong tusks by 20 centimeters was held Monday after the beast on Saturday evening attacked a Saraburi couple, killing the wife and injuring the husband’s leg. Read article

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