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Boy, 4, dies in rogue elephant attack

A wild elephant on the rampage near Jeli, Kelantan, attacked a family riding on a motorcycle, killing a four-year-old boy.

Fellow villagers had warned rubber tapper Wan Mahmood Wan Noh to be careful when he ferried his wife and child on a motorcycle because the elephant was roaming the Kampung Bukit Perawas area, reported Malaysia's The Star.

An encounter with the beast on Saturday proved tragic when Mr Wan Mahmood lost his four-year-old son.

Little Wan Aidit Nasrullah was killed after the elephant rammed the motorcycle he was riding with his parents while on their way to tap rubber.

Recalling the tragedy, Madam Rezamawati Che Mat Bidin, 37, said her husband had braked and the motorcycle screeched to a stop when an elephant suddenly appeared in front of them and attacked them.

"We quickly picked ourselves up (after the attack) and rode back to our house to take the car. We rushed Wan Aidit to the hospital," said Madam Rezamawati. She said that Wan Aidit was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.