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British tourist trampled to death by elephant in India

The man is believed to not have heard people warning him about the stampeding elephant.

Elephant in India.
Elephant in India.

A BRITISH MAN has been killed in India after being trampled by a rampaging elephant in India.

The incident took place in Masinagudi National Park, in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is believed the tourist was accompanied by a tour guide at the time of the attack.

The Times in the UK has named the man as 67-year-old, Colin Manell.

According to Sky News, there are conflicting reports about the moments leading up to the man’s death.

Warning

There have been claims that the man did not hear the guide shouting a warning at him and that he was engrossed in his photography.

The Times reports that the man was treated at the local Masinagudi hospital before being transferred to Gudalur Government Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.

The Foreign Office confirmed the death, saying: “We are aware of the tragic death of a British national in southern India and we are providing consular assistance at this difficult time.”

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