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A monk making his alms rounds in Rayong’s Khao Chamao district was attacked by a wild elephant early Friday.
Police said Phra Phanuwat Thanussaro, 24, of Wat Madua Tham suffered broken ribs when the elephant struck him with its trunk.
He was taken to Khao Chamao Hospital.
The attack occurred on a road near the village of Moo 2 in Tambon Khao Noi.
The monk said the elephant came out of woods and attacked him so suddenly that he had no time to flee, and then just as suddenly returned to the forest.