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50-year-old elephant killed for tusks in Ayutthaya

A 50-year-old elephant was drugged to death in Ayutthaya Thursday night and the assailants saw off its tusks.

Its mahout, Phan Salangarm, told police that he left the elephant chained by a river in the evening came back to find it dead Friday morning.

He said the elephant was apparently killed by a highly poisonous substance.

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