Tourist dies in elephant attack during safari in African park

Tourist dies in elephant attack during safari in African park
Tourist dies in elephant attack during safari in African park
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The tourists, of North American nationality, were staying at Lufupa River Camp. The hotel is in Kafue National Park – the oldest and second largest safari park in the world. The camp charges £350 (approximately R$2,240) per person, per night.

In addition to the dead elderly woman, one person was seriously injured, and four others had minor injuries. None of the victims’ identities were revealed, nor was the cause of death and injuries described.

The seriously injured tourist was flown to a private medical center in South Africa. His health status was not revealed. The rest were treated at a local clinic, K said.eith Vincent, CEO of Wilderness, a company that runs expeditions in the park. The elderly woman’s body will be flown to the USA, according to the British newspaper Daily Mirror.

The company regretted the accident and sent messages to the victims’ families: “This is an extremely tragic event,” Vincent said. “We are also, of course, supporting the guests and guide involved in this distressing incident.”

At around 9:30 am on Saturday, the six guests were on the safari when the vehicle was unexpectedly attacked by the elephant. Our guides are all extremely well trained and experienced, but unfortunately the terrain and vegetation were such that the guide’s route was blocked. He was unable to remove the vehicle from danger quickly enough.
Keith Vincent, CEO of Wilderness


The article is in Portuguese

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