Baby elephant hit and killed in tragic bus accident


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A bus driver was charged with reckless driving Monday after hitting and killing a baby elephant on the Lampang-Chiang Mai Road in Lampang province.

Local police in the Hang Chat district were alerted to a crash on the Lampang-Chiang Mai road Friday night and arrived to find a tour bus had slammed into an 8-year-old elephant, killing it.

According to Col. Pisupakorn Noipaksa, the tour bus driver, Narit Chittong, 45, was driving at high speed when he suddenly tried to overtake using the right lane. The bus driver was hurt during the accident.

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