JERANTUT: Two timber company workers at the Kampung Bukit Harimau jungle here were nearly killed early Monday morning when their kongsi was attacked by a group of wild elephants.
In the 4am incident, Lee Kam Foo, 56, a cook, had just got up when he heard some noise from the back of the shack.
He saw a group of five to seven elephants in the kitchen.
“I woke the caretaker, Simak Lambak, up. He tried to use a chainsaw to frighten them off. However, it only made the elephants to react violently. The animals flung drums of diesel and lorry tyres. ”
Lee said the elephants left the area shortly after.
Kuala Gandah National Elephant Conservaton Centre head Nasaruddin Othman said the Bukit Harimau jungle area was a known elephant habitat.