One South African park employee killed in elephant herd attack

A woman has died after being gored by an elephant at Kruger National Park in South Africa.

SANParks confirmed at 9.20am today that an employee of South African National Parks (SANParks) based in the Kruger National Park (KNP) was trampled to death by an elephant and another sustained serious injuries, when a group of SANParks employees were attacked by a herd of elephants yesterday (30 March 2017) late afternoon in the Mooiplaas Section of the Park near Mopani Camp, the Lowvelder reports.

William Mabasa, acting head of communications of SANParks said in a press release that the circumstances are still being investigated in order to establish as to what actually happened in that situation.

“SAPS and medical professionals were called to the scene to assist the two employees who were attacked. They could not save the other colleague who had already lost her life when they arrived, and the injured was rushed to a hospital in Tzaneen,” said Mabasa.

“On behalf of the SANParks management and staff, we would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the family, relatives and friends of the deceased; and to wish the other colleague who is currently in hospital a speedy recovery,” said Mabasa.


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