Elephant in Kenya kills Italian tourist trying to take photo (Nairobi)


Associated Press

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A police official says an elephant killed an Italian tourist in
Kenya’s coastal region after he moved closer to get a better photo.

Malindi Police Chief Muchangi Mutava said the 66-year-old man saw the
elephant at a watering hole Sunday at the Swara Camp in Kulalu ranch
and went to take photographs, but provoked the elephant which charged
toward him. Kulalu Ranch is a tourist draw because it has a wide range
of wildlife.

Mutava says the tourist sustained serious injuries to his left leg and
died at the camp. The police chief says the man was having breakfast
with his wife in their tent when he left to photograph the elephant.

Mutava says the couple was scheduled to depart Kenya next month when
their tourist visa expires.