Elephant Kills Off Trail Hiker at Murchison Falls National Park

Xinhuanet reports that an elephant with a calf attacked off trail hikers at Murchison Falls National Park,some 350 km northwest of Kampala.

The incident is reported to have occurred near Nyamusika cliff during an aborted game drive The group split into two and the one which did not have a ranger guide was the one attacked. The elephant is said said to have used its trunk and lifted the victim who was carrying his son. “It swung him around, hittinghim on the trunk of a thick tree,” an eye witness who was at the scene was quoted as saying. The child, who survived was thrown a short distance away from the scene but the elephant concentrated on the man, stepping him and using its tusks to pierce his stomach.

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