American tourist killed by elephant during safari in Zambia


By John

An 80-year-old American woman was killed by an “aggressive” elephant, which attacked the vehicle she was traveling in during a safari in Zambia. Local officials quoted by the BBC made this known.

The attack occurred last Saturday in Kafue National Park, in the western part of the country. In a video circulating online, the large elephant is seen several times overturning the car carrying the woman along with five other people. Keith Vincent, CEO of the group that carried out the safari, specified that the vehicle was “blocked” by the terrain and could not move.

The 80-year-old woman, whose details were not disclosed, died from her injuries. Authorities said she will be repatriated to the United States in the next few days. Four other people suffered minor injuries and are receiving treatment. Both the police and the local National Parks and Wildlife Department are investigating the incident.