A South African tourist was yesterday run over by an elephant as he attempted to take a tour through the Mana Pools National Park.
Michael Bernard Walsh (71) were walking with their son when the elephant charged at them.
The two were walking about 40 kilometres from their car when they came across the elephants, one of which was charging at them.
The son was able to escape and get into the car.
However, the septuagenarian was unable to outrun the elephant, and the latter trampled him to his death.
Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesperson Mr Tinashe Fawarawo confirmed the incident.
” We allow people to take unguided walks in our parks, and in this case the man (Michael Bernard Walsh), was walking with his son. When an elephant charged at them,” stated Mr Farawo.
“Unfortunately, maybe due to advanced age, the man could not escape and was trampled by the elephant. “
Barely A week ago, another tourist in Victoria Falls was attacked by an Elephant.
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