phuketgazette.net reported an Australian tourist was hospitalized after he was attacked by an elephant chained to a tree inside a forest in Mai Khao.
“Chan Yong Shun, 62, had gone for a walk in the area on Monday, when he came across the four-year-old elephant named Namwan and moved closer to take a picture,” said Tah Chat Chai Police Superintendent Prawit Suttiruengarun. The elephant attacked Mr Shun with his trunk, breaking several of his ribs and causing bleeding in his lungs. The victim is currently undergoing treatment at Bangkok Hospital Phuket. His son, Teho Shun, 32, reported the incident to police.