Elephant dies under scorching sun in Trang

Breaking News February 17, 2018 16:32

By The Nation

An elephant fell and died while hauling logs under the scorching sun in Trang’s Huay Yot district on Saturday.

Suchart Buakeard, the head of the elephant raisers in Trang, said the animal, which was 35 years old and weighed about 4,300 kilograms, collapsed and died while hauling rubber-tree logs in Ban Tha Maprang village in Tambon Huay Yot.

The owner, Somkid Kaewsawat, 56, said the elephant staggered and had shaky legs before it collapsed and died 20 minutes later. Somkid said he had raised the elephant for 10 years

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