Five wild elephants trample Thai man to death


A file picture of travellers on a rural road keeping their distance a wild elephant walks in Pana, southeastern province of Chanthaburi, Thailand. – AP/Gemunu Amarasinghe

BANGKOK (AFP): A Thai man was trampled to death by five wild elephants near a rubber plantation Friday (June 29), police said, the latest deadly encounter in a country where pachyderms are both venerated and feared.

Masaree Samae, 40, was killed in the early morning attack in southern Yala province, home to many of Thailand's sprawling rubber plantations.

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