Zimbabwe: elephant kills mother and baby

Zimbabwe: elephant kills mother and baby

A mother and baby were killed by an elephant in the Chipinge district of south-eastern Zimbabwe, local media report.

The woman, who had been visiting relatives in rural Chipinge district on New Year’s Day, was on her back home when an elephant charged at them.

Zimbabwe Parks Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo said the elephant suddenly attacked and killed the two on the spot.

The elephant has since been killed, reports say.

Human-wildlife conflict is common in some rural parts of Zimbabwe.

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