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A man from Australian has been killed by an elephant in Namibia.
The 59-year-old tourist was camping in an area that was not chosen for overnight stays when he was killed on Thursday morning.
Pohamba Penomwenyo Shifeta Namibia’s tourism minister said in a statement: ‘Sadly today the Ministry received a report that a tourist was killed by an elephant.
‘The Minister has since confirmed that a 59-year-old Australian national man was killed in the Huab River, Kunene region where a group of tourists was camping, this morning.
‘This is a very regrettable incident and highly unfortunate.’
The statement added: ‘It has thus far been established that the area in which the group of tourists was camping is not a designated camping site.’
Local authorities are investigating if the group was with a tour guide.
‘We wish to express our sincere condolences to the bereaved family and friends of the deceased,’ the minister stated.
The man has not been yet identified.