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Chinese tourist killed by elephant in Botswana

Updated: 2014-05-06 17:44
( Xinhua)

GABORONE - A Chinese tourist died Sunday after being trampled by an elephant at a game reserve in north eastern Botswana, police confirmed Tuesday.

Ismael Morebodi, the local police chief, told Xinhua that the man was attacked by a herd of elephants after he left the vehicle in which he was travelling to take pictures of the group.

He said the victim was pronounced dead at a local hospital, while four other accompanying tourists were all safe.

Morebodi urged tourists to exercise caution and seek assistance from tour guides when visiting game reserves.

Botswana has one of the largest elephant populations in Africa, with most in game reserves and national parks. There are frequent reports in local media of accidents between elephants and human beings.