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Australian tourist killed by elephant in Namibia

An Australian tourist has been killed by an elephant in Namibia.

Australian tourist killed by elephant
Australian tourist killed by elephant in Namibia


The 59-year-old was part of a group of tourists camping in a dry riverbed in the south west African nation when he was attacked.
Namibia’s tourism department has confirmed the death in a post on their Facebook page.

“Sandly (sic) today the Ministry received a report that a tourist was killed by an elephant,” the post read.

“The Ministry has since confirmed that a 59 years old Australian National man was killed in the Huab river, Kunene region where a group of tourists were camping, this morning.


“We wish to express our sincere condolences to the bereaved family and friends of the deceased.”


The department described the incident as “very unfortunate” and “highly regrettable”, but also said tourists needed to adhere to rules and regulations around interacting with wildlife and camping in parklands.


The area where the group was camping was not a designated camping site.
Authorities are working to establish whether the group was travelling with a tour guide at the time of the attack.

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