In Namibia - Australian Tourist killed by Elephant

In Namibia – Australian Tourist,59 killed by Elephant

An Australian tourist has been killed by an elephant in Namibia, the country’s government says.

The African nation’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism confirmed the 59-year-old man’s death in a Facebook post.

“Sadly today the Ministry received a report that a tourist was killed by an elephant,” the post read.

“The ministry has since confirmed that a 59-year-old Australian national man was killed in the Huab river, Kunene region where a group of tourists were camping this morning.

“This is a very unfortunate incident and highly regrettable.”

The post said the man was among a group of tourists who were camping in an area that was “not a designated camping site”.

It said the ministry and police were investigating the incident and sought to establish whether the group was with a tour guide.

“The ministry wishes to reiterate our call to our very welcome tourists to always be cautious and adhere to the rules and regulations put in place for their safety,” it added.

“Finally, we wish to express our sincere condolences to the bereaved family and friends of the deceased.”

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