Elephants have recently been seen blocking a highway often used by produce trucks in Thailand that runs through the Ang Lue Nai wildlife reserve. Produce truck drivers say the animals head-butted their vehicles when they could not get to the goods they were carrying. "Sometimes the whole elephant herd, six or seven of them, stand in middle of the road... some of them try to pull sugar canes from the lorry, when they can not, they just break the wind shield," said driver Puern Meksan. Officials at the natural reserve have imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the road.
Kazakhstan put 52 goals past Thailand in a first round hockey match at the Asian Winter Games on Monday. Forward Arthit Thamwongsin scored Thailand's lone goal in the seventh minute of the third period. Kazakhstan outshot the Thais 97-7, with six of those shots coming in the third period. Kazakhstan has now scored 90 goals in its first two matches.
After forcing a 0-0 draw with Vietnam, Thailand will face Singapore in the ASEAN Football Championship this Sunday. The match is sure to be extra intense due to the recent diplomatic flare up between the two nations caused by the shady business dealings of the former Thai prime minister. In other sports news, Thailand's ice hockey team was defeated 4-0 by the United Arab Emirates at the opening match of the Asian Winter Games. The Thai team next faces Kazakhstan, which routed UAE 38-0.
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