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Posted on 09/28/2018 2:36:07 PM PDT by ETL
A GERMAN tourist has been trampled to death by an elephant in Zimbabwe as she tried to take photos of it.
The 49-year-old was at the Mana Pools game reserve north of the country, where she reportedly left the vehicle she was travelling in, putting herself in great danger.
The woman was with a group of tourists who encountered a herd of elephants upon entering the park.
Tinashe Farawo, spokesman of the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, said: The information we have is that the tourists encountered a herd of elephants when they were entering the park and they started taking pictures.
We do not know what irritated the animals which resulted in the woman being attacked. She passed on last night (Wednesday) from injuries.
Officials have not yet released the womans name.
Farawo told Associated Press: "We are always asking people to stay away from wild animals; they should keep a safe distance.
Zimbabwe is home to around 84,000 elephants, and attacks by the animals are common.
Earlier this year, horror footage emerged of the moment a man was trampled to death by a wild bull elephant in India - after being deserted by his fleeing friends.
The deadly giant went on the rampage after it spotted crowds of local people gathered near a watering hole in Jharkhand, east India.
In no time, it caught up with the man and brutally trampled him to death as his friends watched in horror from a distance.
In March, footage showed a distressed elephant killing his trainer before goring several worshippers at an Indian festival.
Chuckles the Clown went the same way.
Is this another “death by selfie”?
"A little song....a little dance....a little seltzer down your pants."
Ah back when TV was truly funny.
“Oh look! Aren’t they cute? Here...snap a pic while I feed it a peanut.”
If you wanna see elephants, go to India.
Darwin Award candidate.
The man, identified as 54-year-old Ashok Bharti, had been trying to take a photograph with the elephant when it turned on him.
Mr Bharti a resident of the city of Cuttack, in the eastern state of Odisha, was working with a private company in the Sundargarh district when he was killed.
A forest official said the elephant was already agitated before the incident.
We were trying to drive away the tusker [elephant] with the help of local people. But suddenly a person present there among locals, went nearer to the tusker and tried to take a photograph of the elephant on his mobile phone.
He was also trying to take a selfie with the elephant when it turned on him, the official told the India Times.
Mr Bharti was rescued by locals and forest officials and taken to the Rourkela government hospital, but was pronounced dead by doctors shortly after.
As per the provisions, we will provide compensation to the family of the deceased, Assistant Conservator of Forest JK Mohanty told the India Times.
India has the highest number of selfie-related deaths in the world, with Mumbai declaring no-selfie zones to combat the dangers of the photo craze. In January last year, an 18-year-old woman fell and drowned in the sea while taking a photo of herself at Mumbais Bandstand Fort, a popular tourist spot.
That is kind of an understatement when you make it postmortem.
I miss The Far Side.
Everyone is still pissed off at the Germans for bombing Pearl Harbor.
Good Riddance I say....
Don’t worry. Its just a bluff charge... oh, uhh, jeez.
What are they counting, the remaining white population in Zimbabwe?
They asked her for a comment but she was pressed for time.
Chuckles the Clown went the same way.”
A little song
A little dance
A little seltzer down the pants.
Gee, and I thought losing your luggage ruined a vacation.
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