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Elephant kills man in Limpopo

Limpopo

Johannesburg - A man is believed to have been trampled to death by an elephant in the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site in Limpopo, SA National Parks said in Monday.

Rangers in the western part of the park found the body of a Zimbabwean man, in his early 40s, on Saturday, spokeswoman Divhani Maremba said in a statement.

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This Jan. 4, 2007 photo provided by The Maryland Zoo In Baltimore shows Dolly. Officials at the Maryland Zoo say Dolly, one of the oldest female African elephants in the herd, has been euthanized. A zoo spokeswoman said Tuesday, March 18, 2014, that Dolly was found lying down inside the facility's barn on Sunday, and veterinarians determined she was gravely ill. A necropsy will be conducted. (AP Photo/The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Jeffrey F. Bill)

“It is believed that he might have been trampled to death by an elephant. A Zimbabwean passport and a cellphone were discovered in his possession.”

It was believed he had been with a group of people because a number of footprints were visible nearby.

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