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Old elephant killed in fight over female

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Tourists and staff at an elephant centre in Chon Buri ran for their lives on Thursday morning as two male tuskers fought over a female, and the old one was killed by the younger one, ASTV Manager newspaper reported. 

Authorities called to Khao Chi Chan Pattaya Elephant Centre in Sattahip district found the severely gored body of 69-year-old Phlai Sompong.

The dead tusker was one of 22 elephants that carry tourists on sightseeing rides at the centre.

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