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RAYONG – A woman was trampled to death by a wild elephant after the herd was startled by the sound of fireworks, reports said on Tuesday. 

Panita Nichee, 31, suffered multiple broken bones and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The victim’s husband, Paiwal Sa-ngam, 33, said they were working at a rubber plantation in Khao Samao district, early Tuesday morning. He heard the sounds of elephants in the area, and upon turning around saw a herd of 20-30 moving in their direction.

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