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Deadly selfie with elephant

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22.2.17 A Zimbabwean man, Moses Ndlovu, lost his life whiles attempting to get a selfie opportunity with a male elephant. The body of Moses was found with multiple injuries after the incident which police confirmed happened last Saturday. The incident occurred in Plumtree, a town located in the Bulilimamangwe district in southwestern Zimbabwe.

The state-owned Chronicle newspaper reports that the deceased in the company of two other friends, Mutheseli Sibanda and Magezi Nyathi, saw three elephants in a bushy area and tried to drive them to a clearly in order to take photos with them.

The elephants – a bull along with two males – reportedly charged at the three. The two others managed to safely escape whiles Moses who the male elephant caught up with died after he was trampled upon.

Submitted on 02/28/2017

Submitted by: david cohen

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Bruce said:
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These people tried to herd 3 wild elephants into a clearing in order to take a selfie with them? Unbelievable! Thanks, David.

Candi said:
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THEY DID WHAT NOW!?! Thank you, David!

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