Elephant tramples handler; ‘destroyed’
THE elephant rides at Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe are advertised as a “unique opportunity to get close to these giants” but for one handler this popular tourist attraction turned into a nightmare that cost him his life.
Enock Kufandada was an elephant handler for tourist company Adventure Zone and was preparing to move Mbanje the elephant into his paddock when he charged and trampled the 50-year-old man to death.
“I heard him screaming and crying for help, but it was just for seconds. I then rushed to check…