Elephants today trampled upon two foreign tourists in Livingstone as they attempted to take pictures of the animals.
The incident happened at Maramba River Lodge in Zambia’s tourist capital around 17:00 hours where the two tourists from Holland and Belgium were watching wildlife.
Senior Wildlife warden for Souther Region Lewis Data said a 61-year-old Dutch male tourist Griezmann and 57-year-old female Sabin from Belgium met their fate as they watched the elephants that went within the vicinity of the lodge.
Daka explained that the lady went too close to the elephants to take pictures, but ended up agitating the animals that charged and trampled on her.
He said Griezmann attempted to rescue the lady but the elephants also charged and trampled on him, leaving both of them dead.
Daka regretted the death of the two tourists and urged lodge owners to provide guides to tourists so that they do not get too close to the elephants.
Meanwhile, Acting police Spokesperson Danny Mwale stated that Police officers who visited the scene found the deceased bodies lying on the ground with multiple injuries all over their bodies
Mwale said the bodies of the deceased had been deposited to Batoka Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem while an inquiry file has been opened for further investigations over the matter.