Stray elephant crushes three family members

07Jan 2021
The Guardian Reporter
Karagwe
The Guardian
Stray elephant crushes three family members

A VILLAGE in Karagwe District, Kagera Region is in mourning after a stray elephant trampled over and killed three family members.

Briefing reporters here yesterday, Regional Police Commander Revocatus Malimi said the incident occurred Sunday afternoon at Nshabaiguru village whose residents are now on a round the clock vigil, as the village is located near the Rumanyika National Park.

Those who fell to the elephant were listed as Fred Muhire (45), his wife Aneth (33) and their one-year-old daughter, Angel..

On the fateful day, the mother who was carrying her daughter went to fetch water in the well when she met a man running in the opposite direction.  The sprinting man told the woman that he was being chased by an elephant.

“The woman did not manage to run fast enough to escape the animal as she was carrying a child,” he said.

Muhire who was grazing cattle in the neighbourhood got word that his wife and child had been attacked by an elephant. He took to his heels to the area in the hope of saving his family but he got trampled upon as well.

“The man died on the spot; the woman and the child were taken to Nyakahanga hospital where they succumbed to injuries,” the RPC noted...read more on https://epaper.ippmedia.com

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