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Elephant Kills An American Tourist In Zambia

An 80-year-old woman from the United States has tragically lost her life in a shocking incident involving an “aggressive” elephant during a safari drive in Zambia, according to local officials.

The distressing event took place on Saturday within the confines of Kafue National Park in the western region of Zambia.

In a widely circulated online video, the formidable elephant can be witnessed forcefully overturning the vehicle carrying six occupants multiple times.

Keith Vincent, the CEO of the safari group, disclosed that the vehicle had become “blocked” due to the surrounding terrain, rendering it immobile and vulnerable to the elephant’s charge.

Regrettably, the 80-year-old woman, whose identity remains undisclosed, succumbed to her injuries. Authorities have stated that her remains will be repatriated to the United States in the ensuing days.

Four other individuals sustained minor injuries and are presently undergoing trauma counselling. Additionally, one woman was transported to a hospital in South Africa for further medical treatment.

Both the police and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife have initiated investigations into the incident.

“This is an utterly tragic occurrence, and we offer our sincerest condolences to the family of the deceased guest,” expressed Mr. Vincent. “Furthermore, we are providing unwavering support to those affected, including the guests and the guide, during this distressing time.”

Mr. Vincent clarified that the vehicle had come to a halt due to being ensnared by “terrain and vegetation,” leaving it incapable of maneuvering away from the elephant’s path.

Concerns regarding burgeoning elephant populations have been voiced by Zambia’s neighboring countries, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

Zimbabwe, in particular, has witnessed fatal elephant encounters in recent years.

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