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Elephant kills mahout in Binh Duong zoo

Update: December, 24/2013 - 15:03
A mahout was killed by this elephant .— Photo tienphong

BINH DUONG (VNS) — A mahout was killed by the elephant he was training at the Dai Nam Tourist Park in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Doan Huu Tai, 28, of Vinh Long Province was working in its enclosure on Monday (Dec 23) afternoon when the nine-year-old bull killed him.

According to Duong Thanh Phi, the manager of Dai Nam's zoo, said the two-tonne animal picked Tai up with its trunk and threw him against a wall.

He was rushed to hospital but could not be saved.

Phi said Tai had worked for Dai Nam for over seven years. The elephant had been bought in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak. — VNS

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