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Mother, daughter killed by elephant in Zimbabwe: report

Other News Materials 12 September 2011 12:56
A woman and her six-year-old daughter were killed by an elephant in northern Zimbabwe, bringing to at least three this year's deadly attacks by jumbos in the country, reports said Monday.
Mother, daughter killed by elephant in Zimbabwe: report

A woman and her six-year-old daughter were killed by an elephant in northern Zimbabwe, bringing to at least three this year's deadly attacks by jumbos in the country, reports said Monday.

Elinate Siamavhu, 38, and daughter Cholletha were moving house in their village in the northern district of Siakobvu, in Mashonaland West province, when they were attacked, said the official Herald daily, DPA reported.

The mother was trampled and died instantly, while the daughter was gored by the elephant and died on the way to hospital, police spokesman Clemence Mabgweazara told the paper.

"The husband heard them screaming for help and went out to investigate. He found his wife lying in a pool of blood while Cholletha was groaning in pain with her intestines protruding," said the paper.

In June, a guide in the resort town of Victoria Falls was killed by a lone bull elephant while walking a client back to a hotel.

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