Five more Thai elephants were found dead after a herd plunged down a dangerous waterfall while trying to save each other, officials said.

The death toll rose to 11 on Tuesday when a drone spotted the bodies of five additional elephants at Khao Yai National Park, according to wildlife officials.

The tragic accident occurred Saturday when a baby pachyderm slipped over the edge of the Haew Narok, or “Hell’s Fall,” waterfall and the others rushed to the animal’s aid.

“Probably, one of the smaller elephants might have slid and the adult ones were trying to rescue them but instead, were swept away by the water,” Badin Chansrikam, a local official, said.

Six elephants, including a 3-year-old calf, were immediately found dead in a nearby ravine, officials said. Two others survived and were spotted nearby the cliff where the others fell to their deaths.

“We assume that there were 13 elephants in this herd and two of them survived. We are 100% confident that two of them are alive as the officials saw them going out for food around the area of Haew Narok falls,” said Nattapong Sirichanam, governor of the Nakhorn Nayok province.

Elephants are known to be sympathetic creatures and known to help one other when distressed.

In 1992, eight elephants died in a similar accident at the same spot.

Nattapong said officials are looking into preventative measures such as building walkways over the falls.

“We will try to find a way to prevent this kind of tragedy from happening again,” he said.

With Post wires