Elephant kills man in Liwonde National Park

An elephant killed a 67 year old man in Mangochi on Friday as the man was cycling back home from Malombe through Liwonde National Park, Police have confirmed.

Mangochi Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Inspector Rodrick Maida said  the man, Daitoni Elephant, had successfully cycled from his village, Sanja in Sub-Traditional Authority Chiunda through the park to Malombe Trading Centre.

He said upon returning home, Elephant was faced with a herd of five elephants in the park and sensing danger, he jumped off the bicycle and run for his life.

“Before he could make it any further, one elephant ran after the man and caught him with its trunk before clashing him against a tree,” Maida explained, adding that he died on the spot.

According to PRO, postmortem conducted at Malombe Health Centre established that death was due to internal bleeding.

Gravel road from Malombe to Sanja and Masanje areas in Sub-Traditional Authority (STA) Chiunda passes through Liwonde National Park making it one of the most dangerous areas to pass through in Mangochi at any time of the day.

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Kibaki
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Kibaki

aphana pachibale pao. Elephant kills Mr Elephant.

Honourable
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Honourable

komadi @ndendeuli,what are the odds?

Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

Shucks! What are the odds that a man named Elephant can be killed by an elephant?

Milo
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Milo

!

The patriot
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The patriot

The probability is almost zero

Mzungu dala
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Mzungu dala

Actually the odds of a man named Elephant being killed by an elephant are not all that great. Most people living around the vicinity of wildlife parks have nicknames like Elephant, Lion, Rhino etc ( Ndine Njobvu amuna-muna! Ndine Mkango opanda mantha…Ndine Msato etc etc -You get the drift?) These people get these nicknames -which eventually become their de facto names – because of their daring in venturing into the parks for poaching, firewood gathering etc. Therefore the probability of a man named Elephant being killed by an elephant is quite small actually. Q.E.D.

James
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James

They noticed he was not one of their kind

bae
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bae

elephant killed by elephant. Maybe he thought he was one of them elephants

Mzungu dala
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Mzungu dala

Easy maths, Ñdendeuli! Most people who live around the vicinity of a wildlife park assume the nickname of an animal. Thus Elephant , Lion, Rhino etc. (Ndine Njobvu amuna-muna! Ndine Mkango opanda mantha! Ndine Nsato ya ululu kawawa! etc etc. ) All these nicknames become de facto names with time. Most of the time these are the guys who venture into the parks for poaching, wood-gathering etc. More deaths from wild animals occur than is reported in these communities. Long story short. The probability of a man named Elephant to be killed by an elephant is quite small, say one… Read more »

Kaka
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Kaka

Who benefits from these elephant’s, and lions. . they kill us no compasation, we pass by the game game ranger kill us or animals attack us

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