A British tourist has been killed after he was thrown from an elephant during a trek in Thailand.
Gareth Crowe, 36, was taking part in a trek on the island of Koh Samui when the animal turned on its handler, according to local reports. He was on holiday in Thailand with his family.
A 16-year-old girl, the daughter of Crowe’s partner, was injured after she also fell to the ground.
Witnesses said the elephant – known as Golf – grew angry after its handler climbed down to take photographs, refusing to follow his instructions. The handler is said to have hit the elephant several times, which then stabbed him with a tusk before rising up and throwing the tourists off.
Crowe’s partner, Catherine Hughes, 42, spoke on Monday from the hospital where her daughter, named as Eilidh Hughes, was recovering.