MOMBASA (Xinhua) -- An Italian tourist was
trampled to death by an elephant while photographing the animal at the Tsavo
National Park near the Kenyan coastal town of Malindi on Sunday, police said.
Malindi police boss Muchangi Mutava said Monday that the 66-year-old man was
attacked by the elephant near the Swara Camp he stayed in on the Kulalu ranch in
The tourist spotted the elephant at a water point a few meters from the
camp. “He... proceeded to the water point and started taking pictures,
provoking the elephant that charged towards him and attacked him, seriously
wounding him,” Mutava said.
Workers at the camp responded immediately and managed to chase way the elephant
but he died while awaiting to be airlifted to a hospital in Malindi, according
to the police officer.