Local farmer reportedly torn apart and killed by wild elephant while harvesting rubber at his farm in Rayong

Rayong –

A local rubber farmer Kimsia Thavornwiriyanan, 59, was horribly stomped to death by an untamed elephant while reportedly harvesting rubber at his rubber farm in the Khao Chamao district of Rayong province yesterday, October 1.

His wife first sought help from her neighbors yesterday evening to search for her missing husband who became unreachable after he was last seen leaving their house to his rubber farm in the morning.

His grandson, along with other villagers, began calling the victim’s phone and following its ringtone before they eventually discovered pieces of his body scattered over a field. Shocked locals then immediately alerted Rayong officials in the evening.

Portions of his remains were found 100 meters away from one another after the officials arrived and began investigating the area. Tracks of elephant footprints were also observed at the scene.

Village chief Somporn Wongpradit told reporters that this was not the first time that locals had been killed or attacked by wild elephants in Rayong. They were also becoming more aggressive and disturbing many residents living nearby.

The Pattaya News/TPN News covered the story of an elephant rampage that occurred in Khao Chamao district last month HERE

Kanjaras Eidthongsai, Khao Chamao district Sheriff, further stated that it is assumed that this elephant has previously killed locals before due to its noticeably aggressive behaviors. But the officials would make a conclusion after collecting evidence and gathering sufficient information from this and other tragic incidents.

Photo Courtesy: Matichon

Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.