Wild elephants recently destroyed farm products belonging to residents in Thanh Sơn Commune in the southern province of Đồng Nai.— VNA/VNS Photo
ĐỒNG NAI — Wild elephants recently destroyed farm products belonging to residents in Thanh Sơn Commune in the southern province of Đồng Nai, Ngô Văn Sơn, chairman of the commune People’s Committee, said on June 10.
The elephants often attacked areas that did not have electric fences.
Local residents said that the elephants appeared between 5pm and 3am. As many as 65 households suffered losses caused by the elephants over the past five months. One house was destroyed whereas a number of mango and banana trees were damaged.
Sơn said that local authorities warned residents not to sleep in their fields and come back home before it got dark. They were also advised to use lights or loudspeakers to drive the elephants away.
The Đồng Nai Province People’s Committee is considering setting up a 20km electric fence system in the area.
A 50km electric fence was set up in July last year and helped prevent elephants from coming into the area. — VNS