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Man trampled to death by elephant while taking selfie in Zimbabwe

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A man is said to have died in Zimbabwe while attempting to take a selfie with elephants. The elephant that charged at him had escaped from a conservation reserve in central Zimbabwe.

According to The Herald, the man was gored and dragged several meters by a large elephant before being trampled to death. The identity of the man was not available at the time of publication.

Man trampled to death by elephant while taking selfie in Zimbabwe

Man trampled to death by elephant while taking selfie in Zimbabwe

The elephant was reportedly later put down by the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks). The incident took place in a rural area outside of Kwekwe.

A second person was reportedly seriously injured in the incident and has been hospitalized at Kwekwe General Hospital.

In another incident, ZimParks also reportedly put down a second elephant after it was seen heading towards residential areas.



The incident comes after around elephants were reportedly spotted in the area by locals.

ZimParks told The Herald that after euthanizing the two elephants, the remainder had been driven back to the Midlands Black Rhino Conservancy, from which they appear to have escaped, in the Midlands Province.

The elephants were considered a danger to humans, necessitating euthanasia, ZimParks reportedly said. are monitoring the situation, but it is now considered “under control”, the organization said.

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