Second German tourist attacked by elephant in Zimbabwe

Picture Ian Landsberg/African News Agency (ANA)

Picture Ian Landsberg/African News Agency (ANA)

Published Sep 30, 2018


Harare - A German tourist sustained serious injuries when he

was attacked by an elephant in a national park in Zimbabwe, the

second German national to be trampled within a few days, the national

parks authority said on Sunday.

The man, who is reportedly in his 50s, was trampled by the bull

elephant while taking photos and filming wildlife in Victoria Falls

national park on Saturday afternoon, said Zimbabwe National Parks

and  Wildlife Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo.

The victim was receiving medical treatment in a local hospital,

according to Farawo.

The accident comes only two days after a 49-year-old German woman was

trampled to death by elephants in Zimbabwe's Mana Pools National


The woman had been rushed to a local hospital but died shortly

thereafter from her injuries.

In 2017, 41 cases of elephants attacking people were reported in

Zimbabwe, Farawo said.

Among them was a tourist guide who was trampled and torn apart by a

bull elephant before colleagues could come to his aid.


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