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Elephant kills Thai man at beachside restaurant

The local telecoms employee died in hospital after the elephant gored his chest with its tusk as he ate hotpot with a fellow worker in the coastal city of Rayong late Monday. "They were talking to the mahout (elephant keeper) about buying food for the elephant when it suddenly stabbed one man in the chest with its tusk and kicked the other," local police Lieutenant Thawat Nongsingha told AFP. The mahout has been charged with offences including violating animal welfare legislation and negligence causing death, Thawat said.…