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Thailand: A young elephant falls into a sewer and is electrocuted

Thailand: A young elephant falls into a sewer and is electrocuted

Illustration: Elephants arrive in Bangkok, Thailand on November 8, 2016. – GUILLAUME PAYEN / SIPA

An elephant that was run by two men to get money in Thailand after stumbling into an open sewer, while he came across a restaurant's electric board, was learned this Saturday from the police.

The elephant, a ten-year-old man named Plai Nam Choke ("Lucky"), was shown to passersby who could pay for food in the Samut Prakhan province south of Bangkok. "I got a phone call at 8:30 pm and said that the elephant was stuck in the sewer, he is clearly dead of electrocution," said a policeman, Nopporn Saengsawang. Rescuers from a local self-help group tried to revive him three hours after his fall, with no result.

The two men loaded up

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