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Belgian tourist trampled to death by elephant in Kenya

By AFP

Added 19th October 2016 04:50 PM

The death of the Belgian man on Monday in circumstances that remain unclear comes a month after an Italian man was trampled in the Tsavo National Park, southeast Kenya, while trying to take a photograph of an elephant.

Belgian tourist trampled to death by elephant in Kenya

File photo: An elephant is seen at the Tsavo East National Park, KenyaTony Karumba/ AFP

The death of the Belgian man on Monday in circumstances that remain unclear comes a month after an Italian man was trampled in the Tsavo National Park, southeast Kenya, while trying to take a photograph of an elephant.

A Belgian tourist was trampled to death by an elephant near Kenya's famed Maasai Mara wildlife reserve, police said Wednesday, the second such incident in a month.

"He was badly injured by the rogue elephant and succumbed to injuries at the Talek Health Centre," a police officer in the area said on condition of anonymity.

The death of the Belgian man on Monday in circumstances that remain unclear comes a month after an Italian man was trampled in the Tsavo National Park, southeast Kenya, while trying to take a photograph of an elephant.

Kenyan daily The Standard reported that in a separate incident on Tuesday, a Kenyan secondary school student was killed by an elephant on the way to school.

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