Man in coma after elephant attack

2014-06-14 11:39
An elephant in the Mikumi National Park, which borders the Selous Game Reserve, in Tanzania. (Daniel Hayduk, AFP, file)

An elephant in the Mikumi National Park, which borders the Selous Game Reserve, in Tanzania. (Daniel Hayduk, AFP, file)

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Johannesburg - An employee at the Timbavati game reserve's Kambaku River Sands camp in Mpumalanga is in a coma after being attacked by an elephant, Beeld reported on Saturday.

Bryce Landsman, owner of the camp, told the newspaper that Louis Mkhatshwa, 52, was seriously hurt by the elephant on Wednesday.

Landsman would not say what the exact nature of the injuries were.

"There were no eyewitnesses, but as soon as I heard something was going on I went to check," he was quoted as saying.

Landsman called emergency services straight away and an ambulance took Mkhatshwa to the Tintswalo Hospital in Acornhoek where he was stabilised. He was then airlifted to Nelspruit.

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