Elephant kills Colombian researcher in Uganda

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Ramirez Amaya Sebastian, who is based at a university in the US, had been carrying out a ‘routine research’ in the park forest with an assistant when the incident happened, according to the Uganda Wildlife Authority, UWA.

“They came across a lone elephant which charged at them forcing the duo to run in different directions. The elephant followed Sebastian and trampled on him leading to his death,” UWA’s spokesman, Bashir Hangi said.

The elephant attack at Kibale was the first deadly incident at the park in 50 years, UWA said.

In January, a Saudi tourist was killed by an elephant at Murchison Falls, another park in the country, when he left the vehicle he was travelling in with friends.




BBC /Shakirat Sadiq