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The reserve elephants trampled tourist

October 4 2006

The tragedy occurred in the Kenyan Masai Mara Reserve, where elephant trampled a British tourist. According to the Kenya Tourist Agency, the 34-year-old Briton and his wife, who arrived in the country during the honeymoon, accompanied by a guide, to see a herd of elephants, which was grazing near the hotel complex, and probably came too close to the animals.

One of the elephants attacked the travelers. British elephant trampled, a guide from the Maasai tossed aside, a woman was injured, but is in a state of shock. The representative of the agency noted that the elephants do not usually attack people, and the guide led a pair of right to the herd on the wind and thought that they are at a safe distance.

He said that in connection with the incident tented camp for tourists in the national reserve is temporarily closed. The latest such story occurred in 2000 when a tourist was also killed, transmit podrobnosti.

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