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Elephant kills US woman and baby

Post  Guest on Wed 6 Jan - 22:37

An American woman and her one-year-old daughter were trampled to death by an elephant while walking in Mount Kenya national reserve, police said.

The incident happened in on the slopes of Africa's second highest mountain in central Kenya.

Police said the 39-year-old woman and her daughter died instantly but the woman's husband and three other people on the outing managed to escape.

"The woman was with the rest of her family walking in a forest near the hotel where they were staying when an elephant attacked them," a senior police officer said.

"The woman and her daughter died on the spot but the others escaped unhurt because they were able to run for their safety."

A US Embassy official in Nairobi said the woman and her husband were both employed by the International School of Kenya (ISK) and that only the school could comment. ISK phones were not being answered.

Police identified the mother only as S Brown.

"We are really saddened by the deaths of tourists to the country. It's a sad incident," Kenya Wildlife Service spokesman Paul Udoto told AFP.

He said representatives of KWS and the Kenya Tourist Board had joined the woman's family at a Nairobi funeral home on Wednesday to express their condolences.

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Re: Elephant kills US woman and baby

Post  Guest on Thu 7 Jan - 8:55

The husband must be devastated. Especially as he witnessed it

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