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Dac Lac Vietnam: Pet elephant tramples tourists

26/01/07 (GMT+7)

An accident occurred at 8 am on January 23 at the Lac Lake tourism area: a pet elephant killed one tourist.

Dac Lac Vietnam: Pet elephant tramples tourists

This is the third time elephants owned by citizens have killed or injured travellers. The previous two times, elephants seriously injured tourists.

 Two young men drove motorbikes to the Lac Lake tourism area from Lam Dong Province Vietnam on the morning of January 23. The guides there showed them how to ride elephants and instructed them on how to behave around the elephants.

 However, forgetting the instructions, one of the tourists, Tri, 22, ran toward an elephant after he had finished taking a picture and handed the camera to his friend who was sitting on the back of the elephant. At that moment, the elephant threw Tri to the ground and trampled Tri to death.

 The animal that caused the death was a male elephant, more than 50 years old, owned by Ama Thuy in Buon Dun Village in Lien Son town, Lac district. For many years, Ama Thuy has used this elephant to carry tourists across Lac Lake and climb the mountain in ecological tours. Vietnam In 2005, this same elephant injured two student-tourists in the village.

 (Source: TTXVN)

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