Malaysia: Man trampled by an elephant

Bernama New Straits Times 2 Feb 18;

GERIK: A man was seriously injured after he was trampled by an elephant at Km 19, of the Gerik-Jeli East-West Highway (JRTB), near a memorial monument at the highway yesterday.

Gerik police chief Supt Ismail Che Isa said in the incident around 4.30pm, the victim, M. Paramanazan, 69, who came from Sungai Siput Utara Perak suffered fractures to his left arm and rib, injuries to the right arm and was also believed to suffer from a broken neck.

“Paramanazan and his son, in his 40s, were travelling to Gerik through the JRTB route. When they reached the memorial, the victim who wanted a close-up view of the elephant got down from the lorry.

“However, he was suddenly chased and trampled by the elephant when he tried to approach the animal,” Ismail said in a statement here tonight.

The son’s victim who was driving the lorry brought him to the Gerik Hospital before he was transferred to the Taiping Hospital for follow-up treatment. -- Bernama

Lorry driver seriously hurt after attack by elephant on East-West Highway
ivan loh The Star 2 Feb 18;

GERIK: A lorry driver was badly injured after being trampled by an elephant near the memorial monument at KM19 of the East-West Highway here.

Gerik OCPD Superintendent Ismail Che Isa said M. Paramanazan, 69, from Sungai Siput Utara, is believed to have suffered a broken left arm, left ribs and injuries to the right arm, following the incident on Thursday (Feb 1) at about 4.30am.

"Paramanazan has been brought to the Taiping Hospital for treatment. He is believed to have broken one of the bones in his neck," he said, adding that no police report was made.

Supt Ismail said according to the victim's son, they were on their way to transport groundnuts to Sg Siput from Kelantan.

"Upon reaching the monument, the victim stopped his lorry and got down to look at an elephant, which was in the vicinity.

"He was then chased and stepped on by the animal.

"The victim's son, who was in the lorry, then brought him to the Gerik Hospital, before being transferred to Taiping," he added.

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