Elephants trample man to death

Elephants trample man to death

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A herd of elephants trampled a fruit picker to death in a remote Malaysian jungle

A herd of elephants trampled a fruit picker to death in a remote Malaysian jungle in the first such case in years.

Pazil Abdul Patah, director of the Wildlife Department of northern Kelantan state, said five men looking for fruit were surprised by a herd of up to nine elephants.

The others managed to run away but 26-year-old Muhamad Adnan Iberahim was trampled and died instantly.

Mr Patah said this was the first such death recorded with the department in six years, even though wild elephants roam freely in the forest reserve.

Sightings of elephants in populated areas of Kelantan are rising because of habitat destruction.

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