After last month’s shocking and sad news that a Chinese tour guide was trampled to death by an elephant at the Golden Triangle elephant camp in Huay Yai members of the guides family have now returned back to China after receiving 2.5 million baht in compensation.
Members of Yongji Hee, 35, family initially demanded the sum of 13.5 million baht from the owner of the elephant camp after the 17-year-old bull elephant named Uten charged at the group of Chinese tourists after one of the group yanked on the elephant’s tail.
A meeting was held between family members and the camps owner along with tourist police who after talking settled on the amount of 2.5 million baht, the camps insurance would pay 1 million baht of the compensation.
After coming to the agreement the family agreed not to go after any further legal action and left for China on January 5.
Witnesses to the tragic incident said that the Chinese tour group comprising of 30 members were asked to move away from a group of passing elephants, but they refused instead crowding around the elephants to take selfies when one member pulled the elephants tail causing it to charge.
Following the incident the Tourism Authority of Thailand Pattaya office Director stated that signs have since been erected in Chinese to warn visitors about the dangers inappropriate behaviour around the large animals.
Source : Pattaya Mail
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