5 more elephants found dead after trying to save baby elephant who slipped over waterfall in Thailand


Nyi Nyi Thet| October 08, 05:42 PM

The infamous Haew Narok Waterfall claimed six victims on October 5, 2019.

Image from Matichon

According to BBC, officials were called on to the scene on Saturday at 3am, due to some elephants blocking a road by the waterfall.

Unfortunately three hours later, the body of a three-year-old elephant was spotted at the base of the waterfall.

Even more devastating news surfaced on October 8, 2019.

According to Bangkok Post, five more dead elephants were found in the ravine.

Governor Natthapong Sirichana announced that five more elephants were found in the waterfall near where the original six elephants were discovered.

The gruesome findings were confirmed when a drone flew over the area.

The elephants are believed to be from the same herd, and authorities had earlier speculated that the elephants had been trying to save a young calf from falling over the waterfall.

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Image from Photo by PANUPONG CHANGCHAI/THAI NEWS PIX/AFP via Getty Images and Matichon