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Elephants chase motorbike driver to Chon Buri home

Caitlin Ashworth

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Wild elephants chased a motorbike driver in Chon Buri, following him to a family’s home where he stopped and asked to hide inside. 3 elephants ran after him to the house and damaged the front of the home.

Luckily, the elephants weren’t able to enter inside the home and the family, including a child and a pregnant woman, were not harmed. One resident live streamed the elephant intrusion on Facebook, recording an elephant wandering in their outdoor living space and knocking down laundry that was hanging up to dry. Locals called authorities and 10 officers responded to the call at around 10pm. They were able to lead the 3 elephants back into the forest.

Elephants in the area have been an issue, and local residents have been asking authorities to help move the elephants deeper into the jungle, away from residential homes and roads. Last month, in the same district, an elephant wandered to a resident’s home, knocking down a bamboo fence. The family home was made of zinc panels. Alarmed by the elephant outside, the father kicked out a section of the wall and fled the area with his wife and daughter.

Watch the live video HERE.

SOURCE: Pattaya News

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    Toby Andrews

    October 29, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    What did he do?
    Blast his horn at them because they were in the road?

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    Al

    October 29, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    The elephants were not amused and kept the wallet which they wanted to return which the bike rider had dropped earlier on!

    Maybe now they will spend it on a few Beer Changs amongst themselves! 😉

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      James

      October 30, 2020 at 5:58 pm

      Very funny!

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    Toby Andrews

    October 29, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    They are likely to visit this house again.
    Elephants never forget . . .

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    Toby Andrews

    October 29, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    lol

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    preesy chepuce

    October 29, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    Why not give the elephants citizenship and chanotes for their jungle home?

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    aaron

    October 30, 2020 at 1:57 am

    let this be a lesson to anyone visiting Thailand… don’t borrow money from the elephants, no matter how low the interest rate is. They WILL collect!

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    JKU

    October 30, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Uhhh … WHERE in Chonburi have these elephants been causing problems?

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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Man sets himself on fire at Chon Buri market, 3 others injured

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A man set himself on fire at a Chon Buri seafood restaurant in the Angsila district. 3 people were injured and treated at a local hospital after trying to put out the flames, reports say.

The man allegedly poured a gallon of oil on himself and set himself on fire using a cigarette lighter. Reports say he was seriously injured.

Video footage shows a burst of flames with people fleeing the shop, some rolling on the floor to extinguish the fire.

The video is graphic. To watch the clip, click HERE.

SOURCE: Pattaya News

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Chon Buri man drives pickup truck into ex-girlfriend’s house in jealous rage – VIDEO

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Police in the Pan Thong district of the eastern province of Chon Buri are hunting a 34 year old man who deliberately drove his pickup truck into his ex-girlfriend’s home in a fit of jealousy. His 42 year old ex, Uraiwan Kotsombat, has pleaded with police to find Chalermkiet Osodroob, saying he has previously threatened to burn her house down.

VIDEO: CH3Thailand News

The man is alleged to have driven the truck through her living room, crashing into a wall inside the house. He is then accused of using a hammer to destroy property in the house, with his ex-girlfriend estimating the cost of the damage to be around 300,000 baht.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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Monk found hanged at Chon Buri temple in apparent suicide

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A 68 year old monk has been found hanged at a temple in the eastern province of Chon Buri, in an apparent suicide. The Pattaya News reports that police and rescue workers were called to a temple in the sub-district of Baan Suan at around 7.30am yesterday. The body of the dead man was found hanging near the monk’s housing quarters.

It’s understood there were no signs of a struggle and, in a letter allegedly written by the monk, he said he wanted to die. Other monks and nuns at the temple say they don’t know why he might have killed himself, adding that he had no problems or health concerns that they were aware of.

His death comes just days after a monk in the north-east of the country died after jumping in front of a speeding train.

If you or anyone you know is in emotional distress, please contact the Samaritans of Thailand 24-hour hotline: 02 713 6791 (English), 02 713 6793 (Thai) or the Thai Mental Health Hotline at 1323 (Thai).

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