Saudi National Killed by Elephant in Murchison Falls National Park

A Saudi Arabian national was yesterday, Tuesday attacked and killed by an elephant in Murchison Falls National Park.

The attack which was described by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) as unfortunate, happened in the morning at around 11am.

The deceased was identified as Ayman Sayed Elshahany, who was at the time travelling with three of his friends in a Toyota Wish No. UBJ917C.

Bashir Hangi the UWA spokesman says the trio was headed to Arua from Masindi through the park.

“They stopped along the way and the deceased went out of car. An elephant charged at him killed him on the spot,” Hangi said in a statement.

“We are saddened by this incident and we convey our deepest sympathies to the deceased’s family and friends. We have reported the matter to Pakwach Police and we will work closely with the police to ensure that this matter is investigated fully.”

Hangi further appealed to the public “especially those transiting through protected areas to take precaution and avoid putting themselves in harm’s way.”

The Authority, he said, was currently reviewing safety protocols to avoid a repeat of such incidents.

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