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An orchard owner has been charged after a wild elephant was killed by exposed live wires at a mango orchard in Prachuap Khiri Khan on Friday morning. 

Officers pose with the body of the 1,500-kilogramme male elephant electrocuted when it came into contact with a high-voltage wire in Prachuap Khiri Khan on Friday. (Photo by Chaiwat Satyaem)

The incident took place at a 50-rai orchard in the remote village of Ban Nong Pao Pi in Salalai sub-district of Sam Roi Yot district. It took local authorities including rangers from Kui Buri National Park two hours to reach the site in the Hup Takhian Yak valley.

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