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Sunday, 12 November 2017

Elephant tramples two tourists to death in Livingstone, Zambia

Source: ZNTC
Two foreign tourists have been trampled by an elephant at Maramba River lodge in Livingstone. The incident happened around 17 hours on Saturday.
Senior Wildlife Warden Southern Region Lewis Daka has told ZNBC news that Van Griensven 61 from Holland and Sabine Elfride 57 from Belgium met their fate as they were watching elephants that went within the vicinity of the lodge.
Mr. Daka says the lady allegedly went very close to the elephant to get pictures something that made the elephant agitated and charge at her.
Mr. Daka says Mr. Griensven tried to save the lady and in the process the elephant also charged and trampled on him.
He says his department regrets the death of the two tourists and has appealed to lodge owners to provide guides to tourists who visit their lodges.
Mr. Daka says tourists must not be allowed to get too close to the animals like elephants because they are wild and dangerous.
There is an influx of elephants in Livingstone and Mosi-o-tunya National Park.
Just last week, another elephant trampled on a security officer from one of the lodges in Livingstone on his way to work.

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