October eight, 2019 | four:09pm

5 extra Thai elephants had been discovered useless after a herd plunged down a harmful waterfall whereas making an attempt to avoid wasting one another, officers mentioned.

The demise toll rose to 11 on Tuesday when a drone noticed the our bodies of 5 further elephants at Khao Yai Nationwide Park, in line with wildlife officers.

The tragic accident occurred Saturday when a child pachyderm slipped over the sting of the Haew Narok, or “Hell’s Fall,” waterfall and the others rushed to the animal’s assist.

“Probably, one of the smaller elephants might have slid and the adult ones were trying to rescue them but instead, were swept away by the water,” Badin Chansrikam, an area official, mentioned.

Six elephants, together with a Three-year-old calf, had been instantly discovered useless in a close-by ravine, officers mentioned. Two others survived and had been noticed close by the cliff the place the others fell to their deaths.

“We assume that there were 13 elephants in this herd and two of them survived. We are 100% confident that two of them are alive as the officials saw them going out for food around the area of Haew Narok falls,” mentioned Nattapong Sirichanam, governor of the Nakhorn Nayok province.

Elephants are identified to be sympathetic creatures and identified to assist one different when distressed.

In 1992, eight elephants died in an identical accident on the identical spot.

Nattapong mentioned officers are wanting into preventative measures corresponding to constructing walkways over the falls.

“We will try to find a way to prevent this kind of tragedy from happening again,” he mentioned.

With Submit wires