What was supposed to be a quiet morning out picking mushrooms turned into something that could have been quite deadly for one unfortunate Thai man.
Three villagers were out foraging in the Petchaburi province on Saturday (October 7) when they happened upon a wild elephant close to the Kaeng Krachan national park.
One of the villagers Dam Chongdharoen was badly injured in the encounter after the elephant became spooked and trampled the man trying to flee.
Dam suffered a broken jaw, leg and arm in the incident and was rescued on a makeshift stretcher by park rangers and other villagers before being sent to the Hua Hin Hospital.
Dam’s friend who was uninjured in the encounter told park officials that the elephant became spooked during their chance encounter at a plot of land where crops are specially grown for the elephants to eat and both they and the elephant tried to flee but unfortunately Dam was trampled.
He told officials he left Dam there to search for help from rangers.
Source : Pattayaone
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