Elephant Tramples Zimbabwean Woman And Baby (Harare)
Sumaira FH, Urdu Point
January 4, 2022
A woman and her three-month-old baby in southeastern Zimbabwe have been
trampled to death by an elephant, the national parks authority said on
The 23-year-old woman from rural Chipinge district had taken her baby to
visit relatives in a neighbouring community on New Year's Day and was
returning home when they encountered a herd of elephants.
"An elephant then suddenly attacked and killed her on the spot together
with her baby," Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks)
spokesman Tinashe Farawo told AFP.
Conflict between humans and wildlife is a significant problem in remote
parts of Zimbabwe, caused in part by population growth.
According to Zimparks, 40 people were killed between January and October
last year alone.