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Elephant kills 2 tourists in southern Zambia

14 Nov 2017, 01:13 ( 14 Nov, 2017)

DF-Xinhua Report
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Two international tourists have been trampled to death in Zambia' s southern city of Livingstone, the police said on Sunday.

The incident happened on Saturday at a lodge located near a national park, and the deceased were a 57-year-old woman from Belgium and a 64-year-old man from the Netherlands, acting police spokesperson Danny Mwale said.

However, the names of the deceased have been withheld until their next of kin have been informed.

The police spokesperson said the tourists were killed by the elephant as they went close to it to take photographs.

An inquiry file has since been opened for further investigations, he added.

This is the second incident this month in which elephants killed human beings in Zambia's tourist capital.

Last week., a local security officer was crushed to death by elephants when he cycled through the national park.

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