According to the police, the elephant went berserk on Wednesday during a group ride. It then attacked and killed the elephant keeper before running away with a Chinese family (father, mother and their young child) still on its back in the jungle.
|Tourists enjoying the elephant ride in Phuket|
The incident took place at 9:30 am local time. He (referring to the mahout) wasn't familiar with the elephant, the police added.
The terrified Chinese tourists were soon rescued when the other mahouts arrived.