Friday, November 8, 2019

Elephant kills Australian tourist in Namibia

An elephant has killed a 59-year-old Australian man in Namibia, the country's tourism ministry says.

In a Facebook post the ministry said the man was killed near the Huab river in the Kunene region where a group of tourists were camping yesterday 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," the post said.

It said a ministry and police investigation was underway.

"Among other things we also want to establish if the tourists were guided by a tour guide."

The ministry urged tourists to always be cautious and adhere to the rules and regulations put in place for their safety.