Hunter crushed to death by elephant in Namibia

Claudine Rigal
Août 15, 2017

An Argentinian man has been killed in Namibia after he was trampled by an elephant, local media report.

Jose Monzalvez, 46, was hunting in a private wildlife area northwest of the small town of Kalkfeld, the Namibia Press Agency reported.

Regional police spokesperson Maureen Mbeha told journalists that five trophy hunters - three Namibians and two Argentine nationals - were on a hunting mission for an elephant at the farm.

The elephant apparently charged before the group was able to find a spot to aim and shoot.

Jose Monzalvez was killed by an elephant which charged him while on a hunt in Namibia on Saturday. Theunis Botha, 51, was leading a hunting expedition in South Africa when he accidentally happened upon a breeding herd of elephants.

He was crushed by an elephant that had been shot and fallen on him. A member of the hunting group then shot the animal, which collapsed on Mr Botha, killing him.

It is not the first time an elephant has killed a hunter this year.

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