Wild elephants destroy crops in central Vietnam

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A herd of wild elephants raided to a rural village in the central province of Nghe An and destroyed crops on Tuesday night, local authorities said Thursday.

Five elephants three adults and two babies reportedly rushed into an area near a forest in Thanh Duc Commune, Thanh Chuong District, and destroyed the crops of local residents.

The residents lit fires and beat saucepans, frying pans and other metal equipment to scare the animals away.

The elephants left early Wednesday morning after trampling a fairly large area of crops.

The residents said wild elephants are usually seen at this time every year when their food sources in the forests dry up.

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