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Angry elephant tramples tourist to death in front of wife because he was taking pictures

By Mason White 7:19 AM September 20, 2016
Elephant (illustration) 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A tourist who was enjoying himself at a park, was trampled to death by an elephant while he was taking pictures of the animal, according to police in Kenya.

Malindi police said that 66-year-old Fernando Mocclola of Italy, was camping in the Tsavo National Park, with his wife.

He and his wife were enjoying breakfast at the Swara Camp on Sunday around 11:00 a.m., when Mocclola noticed the elephant near the river.

He went to check it out and tried to take some pictures. As Mocclola was taking pictures, the elephant ran up to him and trampled him to death.

He was taken to the Malindi hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Investigators believe that the elephant felt threatened from the tourist who took pictures of it.