A STARTLED elephant barrelled into a crowd of tourists at Chiang Mai Night Safari on Saturday, mowing down nine, who were offered lifetime passes and Bt30,000 as compensation.
The 23-year-old pachyderm named Lamduan had participated in the animal parade for the first time.
Four of the injured were in a serious condition and had to stay at the hospital. The other five were allowed to go home.
Again! Elephants are NOT tois!