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Monday, 15 April 2013

Elephant kills three in Kazungula

The Post, Zambia
By Brina Siwale
Sat 13 April 2013

Three people of Chief Sekute's area in Kazungula district have been killed by an elephant.

Southern Province police commissioner Charity Katanga confirmed the incident and indentified the deceased as Rosemary Kankolo Mapena, 59 of Mwilu village, Chuma Siabene, 53 of Siakantu village and Francis Mwangala, 53 of Mufana village.

"The incident happened on Thursday and according to reports, the elephant which was on rampage first killed Mapena around 06:00 hours. Then it killed Siabene around 08:00 hours and then... pounced on and killed Mwangala... They were in the field harvesting," Katanga said.

She said the elephant had since been killed by Zambia Wildlife Authority officers. "According to reports from ZAWA, the same elephant is believed to have killed a man identified as Ketson Muzingwani, 35 in Zimba, who was killed around 02:00 hours about three days ago," Katanga said.

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