Ele­phant not Lucky at all

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THAI­LAND: A young male ele­phant was elec­tro­cuted in Thai­land af­ter stum­bling into a drain and crash­ing into a restau­rant sign, po­lice said Satur­day.

Two ele­phant han­dlers were walk­ing 10-year-old Plai Nam Choke – or “Lucky” in English – around a town in Sa­mut Prakhan prov­ince south of Bangkok, of­fer­ing passersby the chance to feed him for cash. But Lucky stum­bled into an open sewer and col­lided with an elec­tric sign­board out­side a restau­rant, po­lice said.

They said that the ele­phant likely died from elec­tro­cu­tion.

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