A man was crushed to death Wednesday by a herd of wild elephants on Indonesia's Sumatra island, AFP reported.

About 30 elephants surrounded the 83-year-old man and trampled him until his body was torn into pieces, a local conservation agency told AFP.

The man's son was also surrounded, but escaped.

There have been a string of human-animal incidents on the edge of the island's forest line — in the last five weeks, nine people were killed by tigers.

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