VIDEO: Elephant crushed to death by a bus in Thailand

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

This is the horrific moment a bus carrying 25 people on a motorway crashed into a runaway elephant. The double-decker coach had been travelling from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand when it ploughed into the eight-year-old bull which had strayed onto the road.

Mobile phone footage captured the moment the dazed elephant was struck by the bus – which was travelling at around 60mph and skidded for some 30 metres with the elephant under the front wheels. Heartbreaking pictures show the male elephant crushed to death with the entire front windscreen of the coach shattered from the impact.

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