A wild elephant on Sunday rampaged through Lu Thant Inn village in Taikkyi Township, north of the commercial capital Yangon, destroying six houses and a monastery.
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“Two of them survived but the other two are still missing. One of the survivors managed to grab hold of a tree root which saved his life.”
The elephant, which died of gunshot wounds, was discovered in Pegu Division last Friday, two weeks after another elephant was found killed by poachers in Arakan State.
The incident reportedly occurred just five days after the man started working at an elephant sanctuary in northern Thailand.