Tourist killed by elephant in Huab River

An 59 year old Australian national was killed by an elephant in Kunene regions, Huab river where a group of tourist where camping this morning.

It has thus far been established that the area in which the group of tourist were camping is not designated for a camping site, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) said in a media statement availed to Nampa.

This is a very unfortunate incident and highly regrettable. Amongst other things we also want to establish if the tourist were guided by a tour guide. The Ministry wishes to reiterate our call to our very welcome tourist to always be cautious and observe rules and regulations put in place for their safety, the ministry said.

Namibian Police and MET investigations in the matter continues.

Source: Namibia Press Agency