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03 February 2010 :: 15:02:16 pm 12214

Electrical Authority Acts Over Pattaya Elephant Death Case

The Provincial Electricity Authority has acted on the independent investigation conducted by the Nern Na Jomtien Elephant Camp, which proved that the death of one of their elephants, Saeng-jun, was a result of electrocution.
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Pattaya, the 2nd of February 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: The Provincial Electricity Authority moved to shut off power to the post responsible for the recent death of Saeng-jun, only after the nearby elephant camp had to engage a private company to conduct an investigation at the scene.

 

Nern Na Jomtien Elephant Camp Manager, Mr. Ekkachai Kanjanapatrakul, had contacted the Provincial Electricity Authority following the conclusive findings by a private high voltage maintenance company that stated; the cause for Saeng-jun’s death was a result of electrocution from an underground stake that was live, approximately 3 meters from the power pole.

The Provincial Electricity Authority found that the power pole in question was in fact faulty, moving to rectify the problem immediately. However, after conducting extensive testing on the other power posts in the area, none were found to be live. Mr. Kanjanapatrakul stated that he will continue to pay Mr. Yuirum, the owner and mahout of Saeng-jun, as he is unable to earn any money following his elephant’s death.

Mr. Yuirum is believed to have a 700,000 debt to pay off for the purchase of Saeng-jun and will be pursuing civil suit for compensation, against the Provincial Electricity Authority.

Related News:

Another Pattaya Elephant Dies Through Electrocution

Another elephant is electrocuted in an elephant encampment on its way for a monthly checkup in Sattahip. 

Private Investigation: Pattaya Elephant Died of Electrocution

An investigation into the recent death of Saeng-jun an elephant from the Nern Na Jomtien Elephant Camp has revealed the cause of death to be electrocution.

Reporter : Yanwarrut   Photo : Yanwarrut   Category : Community News

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