An Austrian tourist was killed by an elephant in Namibia
Elephants stand in Etosha National Park in Namibia in 2015. (CN) a 59 year old Austrian tourist was killed by an elephant while camping in Namibia, the Ministry of environment and tourism of Southern African countries said Friday. Namibia has more than 20000 elephants, according to the Ministry of tourism.
In a statement on the Facebook page, India's foreign ministry said the man, who has not yet been identified as a group of tourists, lives in an unspecified camp on the Huab River in the Kunene region of Northwest Namibia. The country's tourists were warned "to exercise caution and comply with the rules and regulations for their safety".
"This is a very unfortunate event, very regrettable," the statement said "We would like to express our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the deceased." No further details were provided on how the man died.
The statement said the Ministry and police are investigating and would like to determine whether the tour group has a guide. Namibia - Wildlife Photographer's paradise initially, Namibia's Ministry of tourism reported that an Australian Tourist had been killed. Officials later told CNN they were sure the man was Austrian.
Namibia has more than 20000 elephants, according to the Ministry of tourism.