Elephant Kills Mother and Baby in Zimbabwe

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A mother and her months-old baby were trampled to death by an elephant in south-eastern Zimbabwe.

The woman, who had been visiting relatives in rural Chipinge district on New Year’s Day, was on her way back home when an elephant charged at them.

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Zimbabwe Parks Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo said the elephant suddenly attacked and killed the two on the spot. The elephant has since been killed.

Human-wildlife conflict is common in some rural parts of Zimbabwe.

Source: BBC

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