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Spectacled langur killed in hit-and-run accident

Mar 02. 2018
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By The Nation

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A spectacled langur was hit and killed by a vehicle as it crossed a road in Loei’s Muang district on Friday morning. The animal is believed to have been searching for food.

A company worker, Nuanchan Ngamsit, saw the accident and rushed to remove the dead langur from the Loei-Chiang Khan road in Tambon Nai Muang.

Nuanchan said she saw two langurs trying to cross the road into town. One was hit by a speeding vehicle that failed to stop. The other langur jumped onto the road island and the re-crossed the road and retreated back into forest.

Local residents said the number of spectacled langurs living on a mountain near Wat Tham Pha Poo has increased beyond the available food supply, prompting some to seek food in town.

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