Lorry driver seriously hurt after attack by elephant on East-West Highway

GERIK: A lorry driver was badly injured after being trampled by an elephant near the memorial monument at KM19 of the East-West Highway here.

Gerik OCPD Superintendent Ismail Che Isa said M. Paramanazan, 69, from Sungai Siput Utara, is believed to have suffered a broken left arm, left ribs and injuries to the right arm, following the incident on Thursday (Feb 1) at about 4.30am.

"Paramanazan has been brought to the Taiping Hospital for treatment. He is believed to have broken one of the bones in his neck," he said, adding that no police report was made.

Supt Ismail said according to the victim's son, they were on their way to transport groundnuts to Sg Siput from Kelantan.

"Upon reaching the monument, the victim stopped his lorry and got down to look at an elephant, which was in the vicinity.

"He was then chased and stepped on by the animal.

"The victim's son, who was in the lorry, then brought him to the Gerik Hospital, before being transferred to Taiping," he added.


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