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Elephant kills another man in Seronga

THALEFANG CHARLES
Elephant PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
A raging elephant has killed a 58-year old man of Seronga on Sunday, the police have confirmed.

Station of Commander of Seronga Police station superintendent Olefile Badisang has confirmed the incident saying that it happened at Samoxoma ward in Seronga. 

Badisang said although their investigations are still on, what they have established so far is that the man was travelling alone from the village to his lands when he was fatally attacked by an elephant.

“The incident occurred around six in the evening on Sunday,” said Badisang. 

He also reported that the Sunday incident is the second to occur in the area within a space of 30 days.

“Last month on August 13, we had another incident where an elderly man of 70 years old from Gonutsoga, (20km from Seronga) was mauled and killed by another elephant.”

The police said both elephants have been killed “because they tend to

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become very dangerous after their first killings.” 

Badisang has advised the members of the public to desist from travelling during early morning and late evening since those are the times that the elephants pass through the villages to go and drink water from the river.

The Seronga police, which is responsible for the area from Ngarange to Kwando that covers the area that Elephant Without Borders (EWB) recently reported that they have discovered “an elephant poaching frenzy” said they do not have any cases of elephant poaching this year.

Seronga police commander also disclosed that the police and wildlife officers had to pit down a total of seven elephants (including the ones from latest human deaths) this year that were displaying dangerous behind and threatening human lives.



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