Drone spots 5 more dead elephants at Khao Yai waterfall

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Five more dead elephants have been spotted in Khao Yai National Park as officials struggle to remove the carcasses of six others that perished in the same area.

Nakhon Nayok governor Natthapong Sirichana on Tuesday announced the discovery of five more dead elephants in Haew Narok waterfall near the location where six others were found dead on Saturday. A drone flying over the area spotted their bodies in the waterfall, he said.

The gruesome discovery brings the toll to 11, one of the biggest losses to Thailand‘s wild elephant population in recent memory. Officials believed all were from the same herd, but the reason they plunged into the strong current remains unknown.

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