KOTA TINGGI – The lifeless body of an Indonesian plantation worker believed to have been trampled to death by a wild elephant was found in Ladang Tunjuk Laut, Tanjung Sedili, near here, today.
The victim, known as Sofian Adi, 33, is believed to have been missing since yesterday.
Kota Tinggi Fire and Rescue Station operations commander, Rahman Hashim said they received information of a man missing at 8.57am yesterday before rushing to the scene along with six members and two four-wheel drive vehicles.
“The victim’s body was found at around 12.50pm by a plantation worker who was conducting a search operation. The worker found the victim’s shoe first before finding the body about 100m from the shoe,” he said when contacted here today.
“We were told another friend of the victim suffered injuries during the attack and is receiving treatment,” said Rahman.
Meanwhile, Kota Tinggi district police chief, Supt Ahsmon Bajah, confirmed that the body was that of the Indonesian plantation worker. — Bernama