Police and medical rescue workers headed to Mae Wang District yesterday following an elephant attack on a man.
The incident happened at Billy Elephant Camp, and upon arrival, authorities found a 34 year old man trampled to death.
According to neighbours, a 19 year old male elephant had attacked it’s mahout, the deceased, before heading into the jungle.
Authorities have sedated the elephant, who had apparently been in heat when it attacked the deceased.
Villagers managed to scare off the elephant temporarily, but said he then headed back after the first attack and trampled the man to death.