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Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Elephant Overturns Car In Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Shock footage has emerged of the most recent elephant attack in the Kruger National Park, which shows that two foreign tourists took unnecessary risk while on a self-drive safari. Tourists Sarah Brooks and Jans de Klerk, who refused to be interviewed at the time, had to be submitted to hospital after the elephant overturned their vehicle a few times, eventually pushing it off the road.
Brooks was injured when one of the elephant's tusks ripped through the back of her upper thigh, while De Klerk was unharmed.  The News24 Travel Reader, who submitted the footage and asked to remain anonymous, explained that they had been following the elephant, driving behind the blue VW used by Brooks and De Klerk. The elephant was getting agitated and they decided to fall back and keep at a safe distance.  In the video the elephant can be seen and heard doing both but at no point does the blue VW attempt to back away slowly. Instead it can be seen driving on and getting even closer to the elephant. From the footage it appears they may have been trying to pass the elephant instead. In a controversial move, the KNP management shot and killed the elephant to prevent it from hurting other people. The decision sparked an outcry on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Our rangers reported that the same elephant bull had been involved in previous fights with other dominant bulls."  Watch Video.

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