Connect with us

Thailand

Elephant injures 2 Burmese men in Kanchanburi

Jack Burton

Published

 on 

PHOTO: ONBNEWS

2 Burmese men were attacked and critically injured by an elephant in a forest in the western province of Kanchanaburi’s Thong Pha Phum district last night, according to Thong Pha Phum National Park officials. They had only patchy details of the incident.

35 year old “Tun” and 60 year old “Ngae” had gone into the forest to pick mushrooms in tambon Huay Khayeng. They were returning home when they were attacked by an elephant. Both men were knocked to the ground. Tun was stomped on the chest and Ngae on one leg. Park officials and a rescue unit arrived at the spot around 9:30pm and first helped Tun out of the forest and rushed him to Thong Pha Phum Hospital.

They then returned to the forest and brought Ngae out sometime around 11.30pm. His left leg was broken and he was admitted to Phahon Phonphayuhasena Hospital in the town’s Muang district.

Park officials frequently warn people in the area to beware of wild elephants from Huay Khayeng and Ban Rai forests. Herds have been frequently sighted recently in the mountainous area, which borders Myanmar.

In April a man was killed in Chiang Mai in a similar incident, the second such occurrence in a week.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Coronavirus (Covid-19)16 mins ago

More Pattaya people arrested drinking alcohol, violating Covid measures

Best of32 mins ago

5 of the most appealing Phang Nga hotels

Phuket2 hours ago

“Phuket Sandbox” still on, provincial restrictions set after uptick in Covid-19

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Thailand2 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Boss indictment, Pattaya arrests, bubble burst | July 27

Best of2 hours ago

Top 5 bars in Pattaya

Thailand2 hours ago

UPDATE: Dying Samut Prakan mother tells daughters to go to orphanage

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Best of2 hours ago

Top 5 Thai restaurants in Krabi

Drugs3 hours ago

Hong Kong officials seize 61 kilograms of heroin shipped from Bangkok

Best of3 hours ago

Koh Pha Ngan’s 5 best resorts

North East3 hours ago

Couple “drops off” Covid infected 80 year old father at Korat temple, drive off

Coronavirus (Covid-19)4 hours ago

Phuket officials add new layers of restrictions, Central closed for 7 days

Thailand4 hours ago

Korat construction camp closed following Covid outbreak

Coronavirus (Covid-19)5 hours ago

Tuesday Covid Update: 14,150 new cases; provincial totals

Crime6 hours ago

Attorney General still plans to indict Red Bull Heir, cites new ‘evidence’

Best of6 hours ago

5 of the best spa hotels in Hua Hin for a relaxing getaway

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism5 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Trending