An employee of the Kruger National Park was trampled to death by an elephant on Monday afternoon, while another was seriously injured, after a group of SANParks employees were attacked by a herd.
The incident happened at the Mooiplaas section of the park, near Mopani Camp. The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.
“On behalf of the SANParks management and staff we would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the family, relatives and friends of the deceased; and to wish the other colleague who is currently in hospital a speedy recovery,” said Kruger National Park spokesperson William Mabaso.
According to William Mabaso, police and medical professionals were called to the scene. However, nothing could be done for one of the employees who died at the scene. The injured employee was rushed to a hospital in Tzaneen.