Villagers' normal life disturbed by elephants in northeastern Thailand

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-17 17:04:15|Editor: ZD
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BANGKOK, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- A herd of wild elephants has been keeping disturbing a village in northeastern Thailand for a week, bringing sleepless nights for villagers, local media reported Sunday.

Fields and crops of a village in Nakhorn Rachasima province have been destroyed by five elephants. Locals said the herd spends the day time in dense forests and ventures out to their fields at night, forcing the villagers to take turn to keep watch the move of the animals nightly.

Soldiers have been dispatched to the area to help the villagers keep the rampaging herd from intruding into the hamlet.

Officials are busy trying to keep the herd from entering the villages. No injured has been reported so far.

Elephant attacks are common in Thailand, a country with rich forests where the population of elephants is more than 2,700.

In May, a woman was kicked and killed by wild elephants while she was tapping rubber trees in a plantation in Chachoengsao, a province east to Bangkok in south-central Thailand.

Wild elephants destroying crops and ferociously chasing villagers are reported every year.