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UN woman killed by elephant after herd charges noisy bike

By The Sunday Nation

 

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A woman refugee worker died after being kicked by an elephant while on her way home to celebrate Songkran on Friday.

 

Wansa Khiriarchadai, 26, an employee of the UNHCR shelter in Thasong Yang district in Tak, was attacked by the tusker while she rode on a motorcycle driven by her husband on the way to Mae Sot.

 

The husband, Boontham Chokthammakan, 31, told police that as they travelled along a road through Khun Khao Pawor National Park in Mae Ramat district, they encountered a herd of six elephants.

 

The elephants, startled by the sound of the motorcycle, then charged them. Boontham said he stopped and ran, but his wife, who ran in another direction, fell and was kicked by an elephant.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/national/30312359

 

 
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that's an example of a real man running for his life and leaving wifey got killed.

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Should've been driving a Camry....it's faster than elephants.....:coffee1:

 

 

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6 hours ago, colinneil said:

Husband was responsible for the noise, and legged it leaving his poor wife alone.

Bloody a..ehole needs a damn good slap.

No he didn't, they both ran in opposite directions.

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23 minutes ago, dantilley said:

No he didn't, they both ran in opposite directions.

No he didnt, what are you talking about?

He left he, ran in the opposite direction, so yes he left her, no ifs buts he left her.

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13 hours ago, smedly said:

RIP to this poor woman

 

Police need to start taking action with these idiots removing the exhaust from scooters.

 

what Thais are doing is completely removing the functional exhaust of scooters making them extremely loud as there is no longer a silencer, they think it is cool to have their scooter deafening people when in reality all it does is make them look like idiots - drops the performance of the scooter and keeps people awake at night.......IT IS NOT COOL and is immature and childish behavior.

 

The Authorities really need to get a handle on this problem as the created noise pollution from hundreds of scooters running around is highly disturbing and there are more and more of them every day doing the same thing. The police have let this get well out of control. 

..looking and behaving like an idiot gets the attention they set out to get.

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6 hours ago, colinneil said:

No he didnt, what are you talking about?

He left he, ran in the opposite direction, so yes he left her, no ifs buts he left her.

And what should he have done against 6 elephants, other than posting forma comfortable armchair?

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7 hours ago, janclaes47 said:

And what should he have done against 6 elephants, other than posting forma comfortable armchair?

maybe since they have huge ears he might have given some consideration when he thought it was so cool to approach them on his scooter without an exhaust, tragic lesson and someone has died because of it

 

not so cool now is it 

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8 hours ago, George Feedback said:

It is not just scooters, where I live there seems to be a "Car Club" of sorts and every other 10-20 year old hatch back, pick-up and 316 Compact has a huge exhaust fitted and the drivers deliberately make as much noise as possible. These cars are not fast, just noisy.

 

RIP to the lady, wrong place, wrong time (wrong husband).

yes I mention scooters because there are so may of them compared to cars, making noise seems to be some sort of childish need 

 

I have a big bike here for many years and did fit an exhaust system that was louder than stock, my reason was primarily safety, it passes the noise  test every year when I go and get it tested for tax etc

 

What is going on with these scooters is something entirely different, any combustion engine will make a lot of noise if there is no effective device to deaden/surpress  the sound...........people who are familiar with model craft with an engine of maybe 5cc will get this..................they are extremely noisy (deafening),  without some sort of effective surpression which generally adds weight and so they tend to not bother, but those little model aircraft cars etc are noisy ...............really noisy

 

 

anyone use a petrol strimmer ?  would you like someone to be using one next door at 4am when you are trying to sleep 

 

 

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