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80-year-old American tourist dies after elephant attacks and overturns car after attacking Zambia safari group

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80-year-old American tourist dies after elephant attacks and overturns car after attacking Zambia safari group

Recently, a frenzied bull elephant attacked a safari group in Zambia’s Kafue National Park, killing an 80-year-old American tourist who was one of the group members. Another female tourist was also injured in this incident.

Sky News and the Daily Mail reported that the tour group, consisting of six tourists and a tour guide, left for safari from Lufupa Camp on March 30, but at 9 a.m. local time, for about half an hour, the vehicle in which the group was traveling Was. “Unexpectedly attacked” by a bull elephant on horseback.

According to photos captured by tourists on their mobile phones, the group was traveling through Kafue National Park when the bull elephant started following them and came near their vehicle. One tourist can be heard screaming, another exclaiming, “Oh my God,” and yet another saying in surprise, “It came so fast!”

At this time the car suddenly stopped. When the ranger came to know that the five-ton elephant was serious, he shouted loudly. After this the elephant was seen trapping the lower part of the vehicle with its approximately one meter long tusks and then overturned the vehicle. The elephant appears to continue its attack until the footage cuts away, leaving the tourists screaming in panic.

According to reports, the tourists are believed to be Americans and their identity has not been confirmed yet. The injured female tourist was taken to a private medical facility, while the other four people were treated for minor injuries.

Wilderness CEO Keith Vincent issued a statement saying, “This is a tragic incident and we offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased hiker.” He said the reason the vehicle stopped was that “in this case, the terrain and vegetation blocked the tour guide’s path, making it impossible to get out of the danger quickly.”

However, users on the Safari forum took to Twitter and expressed that they couldn’t understand why they had to stop. Some netizens speculated that they had reached the end of the road, but a user with the online name “Bush Bandit” wrote, “When you’re being attacked by a 5 ton animal, when an elephant is chasing you and… If you’re in a safari truck with a big crash frame, trust me, you’ll never get stuck.”

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