Elephant kills man in Limpopo


A man in his fifties was trampled to death by an elephant in the Madimbo area near Masisi in the Kruger National Park, Limpopo police said on Monday May 4, 2009.

Superintendent Ronel Otto said Nelson Masikhwa and another man were walking in the area around 5.30pm on Sunday. Details were unclear but it appears an elephant charged the two and trampled Masikhwa.

The other man ran to a nearby village to get help but when the man, residents and police returned Masikhwa was already dead and the elephant gone. The elephant who trampled Masikhwa could not be identified and no elephants were shot due to the incident. An inquest into Masikhwa?s death was being investigated, said Otto.



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