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59-year old killed by Elephant, Government reacts

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An Australian tourist aged 59-year old, has been killed by an elephant in Namibia according to a report which have been confirmed by the government of the Republic of Namibia’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) on Facebook.

According to the report, the man was killed in the Huab River in the Kunene region where a group of tourists were camping on Thursday, November 7th and the ministry’s spokesperson, Romeo Muyunda said in a statement that


“It has thus far been established that the area in which the group of tourists were camping is not a designated camping site. Among other things we also want to establish if the tourists were guided by a tour guide,’’

According to Muyunda an investigation by the Namibian Police and MET on the incident is underway and will continue.  he added.

The ministry reiterated the call to tourists to always be cautious and observe rules and regulations put in place for their safety. “Finally, we wish to express our sincere condolences to the bereaved family and friends of the deceased,’’ the ministry concluded.

 
 
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