During the elephant rides in Bophut area, on the Thai island of Koh Samui, a tragic incident occurred: a mad elephant threw its riders and killed one of them.
As writes the local edition of the Phuket News, 13-year-old elephant named Golf bad obeyed his new mahuta (Drover) – a migrant worker from Myanmar who was working with that elephant for a few months. The driver was forced from time to time to beat the elephant pointed hook. At some point, when mahout got down to take pictures of tourists sitting on elephant, Golf reared up, struck the driver, Tusk, threw out the people trampled one of them and ran into the woods.
As a result of this incident killed 36-year-old tourist from Scotland. His 16-year-old daughter received minor injuries. The driver seriously injured.
The publication notes that the aggressive behavior of the elephant could be due to unusually hot weather and the actions of the driver.