Elephant kills Australian tourist camping in Namibia

An Elephant has killed an Australian man identified as a tourist in Namibia.

According to reports, the 59-year-old Australian tourist was killed on Thursday morning while camping camping in an area that was not designated for overnight stays.

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Namibia’s tourism ministry said in a statement:

‘Sadly today the Ministry received a report that a tourist was killed by an elephant.

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

‘This is a very unfortunate incident and highly regrettable.’
‘It has thus far been established that the area in which the group of tourists were camping is not a designated camping site.’

Local authorities are investigating if the group was with a tour guide.

‘We wish to express our sincere condolences to the bereaved family and friends of the deceased,’ the ministry concluded.

The man has not been identified.

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