Namibia: Elephants Kill Two in North-East


The Namibian

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Two people were attacked and killed by elephants in the Zambezi and Kavango regions on Friday.

Police spokesperson Slogan Matheus told a media briefing yesterday that an Angolan national died after being attacked by an elephant in the Zambezi region.

The 52-year-old Angolan man, who has not yet been identified, and a co-worker were busy cutting bush to clear land for cultivation when the elephant attacked them at around 8h00 in the Linyanti Area.

The man died on the spot while his co-worker (56), who is of the same nationality, managed to escape unharmed.

The deceased’s next of kin have not yet been informed.

Meanwhile, a 14-year-old girl was also killed by an elephant at her homestead in Mupapama village in the Kavango East region on Friday.

The deceased, identified as Nangura Putji, was with her three sisters when the elephant passed by their homestead.

Putji and her siblings apparently started chasing the elephant away from the homestead into the bushes when the animal went on the attack.

The three girls fled and escaped unharmed.

Police investigations into the matter continue.