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Woman trampled to death by elephant while walking home from nightclub with her boyfriend

A 29-YEAR-OLD woman was trampled to death by an elephant along the Zambezi River near Kariba while walking from a nightclub with her boyfriend.

The identity of the deceased is being withheld as her next of kin has not been advised.

Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) Public Relations Manager Mr Tinashe Farawo confirmed the incident which occurred last Friday at about 3AM.

He said a search team had been dispatched to hunt down the jumbo.

“We are currently looking for the problem animal with a view to putting it down,” Mr Farawo said.

He said the woman was walking with her partner from a local nightclub at around 3AM when they encountered the wild animal.

The man managed to escape but the woman was attacked. Sources said she called out to her partner for help but he continued running away.

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