Botswana: Another Life Lost in Elephant Attack


By Ludo Chube, Botswana Daily News

Date Published
Kasane — Police in Kasane have confirmed that yet another life has been lost to an elephant attack in Chobe, barely three weeks after another incident.
A 68-year-old man from Kazungula was allegedly killed by an elephant by the road leading to the Zimbabwean border.
Station commander for Kasane police, Superintendent Silton Fidzani confirmed the incident, which he said took place on Tuesday (April 21) at around 2:30pm.
According to an eye witness, two men were digging some trees by the side of the road when a herd of elephants came towards them with one elephant in particular charging at them.
“One of the men managed to escape while the elephant caught up with the victim who was later confirmed dead at Kasane Primary Hospital,” he said.
This was the second death caused by elephants this month alone as on April 2, another incident was reported in which a 78-year-old man was killed by an elephant along the Kazungula-Nata road.
Supt Fidzani cautioned people to be vigilant at all times, especially in areas that are considered wildlife corridors.