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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Elephant Kills 71- Year - Old Farmer

                  •African bush elephant



The Daily Crucible | Published Saturday, November 27, 2021

A - 71 - year old man, Mr. Matala Mafuta, a farmer, was attacked and killed by an elephant.

The morning fatal attack occurred at Omega 3 village in Bwabwata National Park in the area designated as Managed Resource Zone, Zambezi region, Namibia.

Eight (8) people have so far lost their lives in Namibia this year to savage attacks by wild animals, consisting of four (4) by crocodiles, two (2) by elephants and two (2) by hippos.

The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, Republic of Namibia, which disclosed this in a release sighted by The Daily Crucible, said the incident happened on Wednesday.

Romeo Muyunda, Chief Public Relations Officers/Spokesperson of the ministry, said preliminary investigation revealed that the incident happened about 800m South of Omega 3  while the deceased was on the way to his nearby crop field.

Muyunda said it appears the deceased was unaware of the presence of the elephant in the vicinity as it charged from close range, leaving him with no chance to escape.

Below is the press release :






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