Elephant kills Kenya tourist

A Belgian tourist was trampled to death by an elephant near Kenya’s famed Maasai Mara wildlife reserve.

It was 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 said.

The death of the Belgian man on Monday in circumstances that remain unclear comes 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 had been killed by an elephant while on the way to school.

The Kenya Wildlife Service warned that a fierce drought was pushing wildlife further from their traditional habitats in search of food and water.

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