Zim boy, 6, trampled to death by elephant

2016-02-17 12:27


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Beitbridge - A six-year-old Zimbabwean boy was reportedly killed by an elephant while his sister watched helplessly in Beitbridge's Chituripasi area.

According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, the boy was on his way home from pre-school, in the company of an elder sister and another minor, when they came across the elephant.

The trio tried to flee, but the huge elephant caught up with the young boy and trampled him, before disappearing in the direction of the Limpopo River.

Incidents of people being killed by elephants are often reported in Zimbabwe.

Last year, a professional hunter was killed by a bull elephant in the north of the country. The incident took place while the hunter was tracking the animal with a client in the lower Zambezi Valley.

Read more on:    zimbabwe  |  southern africa  |  animals

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