Botswana: Elephant Kills Herder

Ngwasha — A 71-year-old Zimbabwean national working as a herder at Metsibothoko ranch cattle posts in the Nata area was reportedly killed by an elephant on January 26.

According to Nata Police station commander, Assistant Superintendent Phetogo Philmon, the man was with two companions, who managed to escape and reported the matter to the police.

Quoting the companions, he told BOPA in an interview that the three were out looking for cattle when they found the elephant drinking at a pond, which then charged at them.

ASP Philmon said the deceased's body had been taken to Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital in Francistown for postmortem.

Meanwhile, his relatives have been located while police investigations into the incident are continuing.

Source : BOPA

More From: Botswana Daily News

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.