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Elephant rips handler in half after ‘going crazy’ in heat as it was made to haul wood in Thailand

An elephant has ripped its handler in half after it was forced to haul wood from a plantation during a heatwave in Thailand.

The male elephant, named Pom Pam, stabbed Supachai Wongfaed, 33, with its tusks several times and ripped his body in half after ‘going crazy’ in the heat, police said. 

The 20-year-old elephant had been hauling rubberwood from a plantation in the hot weather, where temperatures reached 89 degrees Fahrenheit (31C), in southern Thailand’s Phang Nga province for four days when it turned on its handler. 

Police officers and rescue workers were called to the scene on August 17 where they found Wongfaed’s body ripped in two in a pool of blood. 

An elephant has ripped its handler in half after it was forced to haul wood from a plantation during a heatwave in Thailand (stock image) 

Livestock officers and volunteers searched for the elephant and found him…

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