Italian trampled to death by elephant in Kenya trying to get a good picture

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
An elephant walks past a tree during the annual

An elephant walks past a tree during the annual wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara National Reserve on September 12, 2016. An Italian tourist was trampled to death by an elephant in Tsavo National Park while trying to get a good picture, police said. AFP PHOTO | CARL DE SOUZA

An Italian tourist was trampled to death by an elephant in a Kenyan national park while trying to get a good picture, police said.

“He was attacked not far from his tent while photographing it,” a police officer, who asked not to be named, told AFP.

The man, who was 66, “sustained serious injuries and died before he could be taken to hospital”, he added.

The accident occurred at the Swara camp in Tsavo National Park, near the Kenyan coast, and was confirmed by the city of Malindi’s police chief Muchangi Mutawa, who did not provide more details.

The police source said the tourist had moved from his tent close to the elephant to take a photograph of the jumbo, which was near the Sabaki River.

-nation.co.ke

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