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Park rescuing 2 jumbos after 6 fall from waterfall

Park rescuing 2 jumbos after 6 fall from waterfall

PRACHIN BURI: Authorities are trying to help two wild elephants after six from their herd died after falling from the top of Haew Narok waterfall in Khao Yai National Park on Saturday morning (Oct 5).

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By Bangkok Post

Sunday 6 October 2019, 10:21AM


Two elephants gathered at the edge of a cliff before being helped to safety yesterday afternoon. The waterfall has been closed to the public following the incident. Photo: Bangkok Post

Two elephants gathered at the edge of a cliff before being helped to safety yesterday afternoon. The waterfall has been closed to the public following the incident. Photo: Bangkok Post

A team of park officials who were pushing elephants back into the forest from Highway 3077 in Prachin Buri heard loud elephant calls coming from Samor Poon creek near the waterfall about 3am yesterday.

Around 6am, they went to check and found an elephant calf, aged around three years, drowned on the first tier of the waterfall. Two elephants were spotted trying to help the calf. They looked exhausted.

The officials went down to the area below the waterfall and found five more elephants had drowned, said Khanchit Srinoppawan, chief of the national park. The waterfall has been closed to the public following the incident.

Mr Khanchit said more park officials and rescue workers were deployed and ropes were used to help the two other struggling elephants at the waterfall.

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The two elephants were led out of the edgy creek area by 3.30pm, but they are yet to be back into the woods area. Authorities will continue to lead them back into the woods this morning.

Haew Narok is the largest and one of the most picturesque waterfalls inside Khao Yai National Park. Before the Prachin Buri-Khao Yai Road was built, visitors had to travel at least six hours on foot to reach the waterfall.

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DeKaaskopp | 12 October 2019 - 17:45:12

K,either you are to stubborn and don't want to understand or you are just not capable to understand.They found 6 elephants first and after using drones {flown by Thai's} to locate 2 other elephants they found 5 more dead elephants.Nothing was hidden,all the press got the information.Why should they play down anything? Or is this another of your conspiracy theories?

Kurt | 11 October 2019 - 12:13:16

If not the foreign drone reports about 11 elephants instead of 6 came out, we all this very moment would still believe it were only 6 elephants. That was the report of thai OFFICIALS.
Thai and figures/numbers. Always take it with a grain of
salt. 

Kurt | 11 October 2019 - 11:57:18

@DeK,  Park Officials first reported 6, 'overlooked' (a play down attempt ?) or couldn't count till 11 elephants. After foreign drone reports came out, not only in CNN and BBC TV, but also worldwide in foreign newspapers, the thai  adjusted quickly from 6 to 11 elephant too. But DeK, keep it up with your twisting  excuse attempts. Keep it up.
The truth has always longer legs than .......

DeKaaskopp | 11 October 2019 - 10:29:06

More nonsense from Mr.K !Original tweet from E.Wiek on his twitter account:"After flying a drone over the waterfall and creek,officials found that not 6 but 11 elephants have died.." And CNN updated on October 8th from 6 to 11 elephants,BBC updated on 8.October from 6 to 11 elephants,same day as most Thai news did.FYI,there are more news outlets in Thailand,not only BP.

Kurt | 10 October 2019 - 14:09:01

Wrong, DeK. It was a report of foreign nature protector Mr. Edwin Wiek  ( drones@EdwinWiek), who reported to newspapers in Europe and BBC. This drone was not in hands of thai.   Even after that, BangkokPost was still reporting 1-2 days 'with' 6 elephants.  And,.. Thai flew drone to discover the trace of the 2 surviving elephants. Not 'droning' the 11 victims. Disaster softening att...

DeKaaskopp | 09 October 2019 - 17:23:30

K,who do you think flew the drones and gave the news about more dead elephants to the press? Thais !!! After that all news agencies ,International and Thai  updated the story.Your comment is from 8th October ,while the original story is from 6th October.And i knew from Thai news about 11 dead elephants already before you posted your nonsense.

Kurt | 08 October 2019 - 23:44:52

And DeK, now, how about the 6 elephant reports in the thai press many days? Can you explain that? Just after the foreign media writing/showing 11 death elephants the thai press NOW correct itselves. 
What is your point in your reaction?... " They mention now".?  It came after the time I commented about foreign press writing. Shall we say, it was not outdated, but purely a case of wrong ...

Pascale | 08 October 2019 - 22:12:02

"..the usual country cultural approach.."Another contemptuous and generalizing comment from Mr.K. Question:What is your culture made off ? Whinging and complaining?

DeKaaskopp | 08 October 2019 - 14:55:23

Not fake  but outdated news ! Nothing to do with your stupid talk about"usual country cultural approach to talk disasters smaller",because in Thai news they mention now 11 dead elephants too.

Kurt | 08 October 2019 - 13:23:39

Fake News?  
According International news agencies are drone images showing that not 6 but 11 elephants died last week. Perhaps the usual country cultural approach to 'talk' disasters smaller than they really are? Same as with the little left over water amount on Phuket. No water crisis.

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