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Elephants ruin Korat corn harvest

Oct 21. 2018
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By The Nation

Nakhon Ratchasima farmers have been promised assistance after wild elephants from Thap Lan National Park ravaged cornfields as much as two kilometres away.

“They ate my crop just days before I planned to harvest it,” Jamnong Karbbua, 45, lamented on Sunday. “My neighbours have also faced the same problem.”

He’d used various tactics to keep away roving elephants but they’d still managed to stomp and chew through four rai of corn. 

National Park chief Prawit Saengsakul inspected the damage in person and the authorities pledged to prepare “remedial action” for the farmers affected.

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