KAMPALA, April 19 (Xinhuanet) -- A group of six Indian tourists who had gone
to have a good time at Murchison Falls National Park,some 350 km northwest of
Kampala, ended up mourning as elephants attacked them, leaving one of their
Local media reported on Tuesday that the incident took place near Nyamusika
cliff during an aborted game drive on Sunday.
A female elephant, which was hidden in a thicket with its calf,ambushed a
man and his son who were part of the tourists.
The tourists were trying to take a closer look at the elephantsand take
photographs of the scenery that is also washed by the Victoria Nile on its way
to Lake Albert.
The group split into two and the one which did not have a ranger guide was
the one attacked.
The local reports said the elephant used its trunk and lifted the victim
who was carrying his son. "It swung him around, hittinghim on the trunk of a
thick tree," an eye witness who was at the scene was quoted as saying.
The child, who survived was thrown a short distance away from the scene but
the elephant concentrated on the man, stepping him and using its tusks to pierce
By the time the rescue team arrived at the scene, the man was already dead.
Park authorities blamed the incident on failure to
stick to the regulations that outlaw straying off the tourism area. Enditem