Sunday, April 12, 2009

Man Attacked by Elephant

Very interesting news i saw in the paper today. Ok-la actually i searched for the news in the local papers because i saw this patient in the ward today and then i saw that his diagnosis was being attack by an elephant and i was thinking of how come a normal man can suddenly get attacked by elephant. So, got curious and ta-da i found the news in both the Malay Metro paper and The Star.

The Star version :

KUALA TERENGGANU: A Wildlife Department ranger survived an attack by an elephant that he was trying to ride at Elephant Park, Hulu Terengganu, yesterday.

Mohd Hadzli Awang, 27, was trying to get on top of the elephant named Charlie when he lost his balance in the 8.55am incident.

Charlie became agitated and threw Mohd Hadzli to the ground.

He continued attacking Mohd Hadzli, stabbing his task against Mohd Hadzli and stepping on him.

Mohd Hadzli’s colleagues pulled him away from the elephant and rushed him to the hospital.

Metro version :

KUALA TERENGGANU: Seorang pembantu hidupan liar Jabatan Hidupan Liar dan Taman Negara (Perhilitan) Terengganu cedera parah akibat dilambung, dipijak dan ditusuk dengan gading oleh seekor gajah ketika melatih haiwan itu di Santuari Gajah Sungai Ketior, Tasik Kenyir, Hulu Terengganu, pagi kelmarin.

Mohd Hadzil Awang, 27, dari Felda Mengkawang, Hulu Terengganu, dikatakan patah enam tulang selangka pada rusuk kiri serta paha kanan dalam kejadian kira-kira jam 9 pagi.

Dia kini terlantar di wad Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah (HSNZ) selepas dipindahkan dari Hospital Hulu Terengganu, petang kelmarin dan dilaporkan dalam keadaan stabil walaupun memerlukan alat bantuan pernafasan.

Ibu mangsa, Robiah Ismail,50, berkata kejadian berlaku ketika anak sulungnya menunggang gajah bernama ‘Charlie’ untuk dijadikan gajah jinak sebelum ia tiba-tiba ‘naik minyak’.

“Haiwan itu pada mulanya dirantai tetapi apabila rantai yang mengikatnya terputus, ia menggunakan belalainya untuk menarik anak saya sebelum melemparnya ke tanah,” katanya ketika ditemui di HSNZ, pagi semalam.

Menurutnya, gajah itu kemudian menerpa ke arah mangsa lalu memijak paha kanan serta menusuk gadingnya yang sudah ditumpulkan ke bahu kiri mangsa sebelum masuk ke pejabat santuari dan merosakkan peralatan.

Robiah berkata, anaknya bernasib baik kerana ada petugas lain di kawasan itu ketika kejadian, menyebabkan mereka sempat menyelamatkan mangsa dan membawanya ke Hospital Hulu Terengganu.

“Saya ada di rumah ketika itu dan menerima panggilan telefon daripada rakan anak saya meminta datang ke hospital tanpa memberitahu kejadian sebenar. Saya bersyukur anak saya masih hidup walaupun parah,” katanya.

Robiah berkata, anaknya bertugas dengan Perhilitan sejak setahun lalu dan belum pernah diserang oleh gajah.

Sementara itu, Pengarah HSNZ, Dr Mohd Jusoh, mengesahkan Mohd Hadzil dirawat di hospital itu dan dilaporkan stabil, namun enggan mengulas lanjut.

Difahamkan, sehingga jam 2 petang semalam, tiada laporan polis dibuat, menyebabkan polis belum mendapat gambaran bagaimana kejadian berlaku.

So, he is a wildlife ranger. Poor fellow. When Jumbo gets angry they are not as cute as how they look on cartoon anymore isn't that?

After reading both version, you guys do realized that while The Star reported that this guy got thrown off the elephant after losing his balance but in Metro, the mother claimed that the elephant was initially chained but when the chain broke, the elephant uses it's trunk to pull this poor guy b4 throwing him to the ground.

Who to believe? Who is more accurate? Or maybe the elephant was chained, chain broke, elephant started pulling the guy with his trunk, guy lost balance and got thrown off. So if this is the case, then technically The Star just did a summary while Metro reported it like a long case. lol.. Actually to find out the ans, all i have to do is clerk the mother tomorrow. hahaha..

And should someone inform The Star that they printed tusk as task? Regardless of whether the news is minor or major, long or short, i felt that as one of our leading mainstream newspaper in the country, such error should definitely not happen or to be corrected immediately.




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these accidents always happen everywhere in world ~ but the trainer very pity la ~ it's hurt to be attached by those giant animals ..

maybe ... it's some kind of revenge .... to those against the nature :(

Haiz,
Life, Destiny, Fate,
Are Unpredictable.

BTW, juz sympathize the ranger~~
for being attacked..

The most accurate 1? Ask the patient lar! Haha

My friend's uncle is a reporter. He said, when they get any short story, sometimes they made up the story to make it more dramatic or watever... shaowei is rite.. u should ask the patient.. :P

Actually i had already asked the patient and know the real story :)

.. hmmm better to hear real report from Allison for more accurate complete report .. :)

haha.. but im not the media so i dont report..hehehe :)