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Man, woman trampled to death by elephants

/ 07:24 AM August 21, 2018

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NAIROBI, Kenya – Two Tanzanians have been trampled to death by elephants in the north of the country, police said Monday.

A 24-year-old man and a 70-year-old woman were killed on Sunday in the district of Korogwe by “elephants who had left the national Mkomazi park”, said regional police spokesman Edward Bukombe.

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The little-known Mkomazi park runs on from Kenya’s Tsavo National Park on the other side of the border, and is situated a short distance from Mount Kilimanjaro.

Clashes between humans and wild animals are a growing problem in parts of east Africa, as burgeoning populations seek to carve out a space for themselves.

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Communities increasingly attack animals seen as a threat, while residents are injured or occasionally killed in these encounters, or have their crops destroyed. /cbb

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