Elephant tramples sleeping woman

The area where the woman was trampled by the elephant (Bernama)

The area near where the woman was trampled by an elephant (Bernama)

KUALA LUMPUR: A woman was killed, believed to have been trampled by an elephant in Kampung Simoi Baru, Pos Betau in Kuala Lipis, early today.

Lipis district police chief Supt Azli Mohd Noor said the police were alerted of the incident at 4.40 am.

He identified the victim, an Orang Asli (Maly for native people), as Wak Angkat Yok Tong, 39.

Preliminary investigation found that the victim stayed with her family in a wooden house with bamboo walls surrounded by banana trees and near a rubber plantation, Bernama news agency reports.

The woman and eight family members were asleep in the house when they were suddenly awakened by the elephant tearing down the house wall. They fled and realised Wak Angkat was missing when they gathered after the elephant left.

Upon searching, they found her body near the banana trees not far from the house.

The body “was sent to Kuala Lipis Hospital for post mortem.

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