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Elephant tramples man, 31, to death as he and friends try to take selfies
22 Feb 2017 at 11:15hrs | Views
A man from Bulilimamangwe district in Plumtree, Zimbabwe was reportedly trampled to death when he and his two friends tried to take selfies with elephants.
According to the state-owed Chronicle newspaper, police confirmed the incident, saying the incident occurred last Saturday.
Moses Ndlovu, 31, and his friends Methuseli Sibanda and Magezi Nyathi reportedly saw three elephants in a bushy area and "tried to drive them to a clearing so that they could take photographs with them".
The elephants - two females and one bull – however, charged towards them and the three men fled from the scene.
They ran in different directions, as the elephants pursued them.
Ndlovu's body was found the following day by a passerby, who reported the matter to the village head.
He had multiple injuries all over his body.
This came a few weeks after a woman was mauled by a lion through a fence at a game park in the eastern part of the country.
The woman, Ngoni Hera suffered "serious injuries to her right hip and arm when she was attacked by a caged white lion while leaning on the fence".
Apparently her partner was taking pictures of her when the lion emerged from another part of the pen.
Source - News24.com