Elephant tramples farmer to death in Botswana

A baby Asian elephant explores the surroundings in the enclosure of Singapore's Night Safari, June 28, 2016. (Xinhua/Then Chih Wey) (zw)
(Xinhua/Then Chih Wey) (zw)

A 48-year-old farmer in northwestern Botswana was trampled to death by an elephant on Monday evening, police said.

The victim was attacked by the elephant while searching for his cattle in the forest, said Kgakgamatso Koboyatshwene, police commander in Maun town, by phone.

He urged the public to stay cautious while entering territories of wildlife.

It is estimated that Botswana has at least 135,000 elephants in the country. Enditem

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