Wild elephants kill one in Vietnam

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A herd of wild elephants on Friday attacked a makeshift camp of a forest planting company in the central Vietnamese province of Nghe An, killing one while three others escaped to safety.

 

The incident happened at noon, when four workers of Anh Son Forestry Company were taking a nap at their forest camp in Anh Son District's Phuc Son Commune.

 

Vi Van Sinh, 41, of Nghe An's Con Cuong District, was killed outside the camp.

 

The workers heard noise, initially thought it was cattle, and started yelling to chase them off.

 

They soon came to realize it was a wild elephant herd approaching. Three of the workers quickly ran off, but Sinh failed to do so.

 

Police and forest rangers arrived at the site later and found that the camp was fully ravaged by elephants.

 

According to Anh Son District forest rangers, it could be the same heard in which one male elephant was found dead by local residents. It was discovered in a forest overlapping Anh Son and Thanh Chuong districts in February.

 

The rangers said the herd of six used to be seen around the buffer zone of Pu Mat National Park.

 

On March 13 in Dak Lak Province's Ea H'leo District, a wild male elephant attacked two residents who were on the way home from their farm. Tran Van Tu, 37, was killed instantly.

 

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