60 Zimbabweans killed by elephants in 4 months

At least 60 people were killed by elephants in the first four months of this year in Zimbabwe.

A government official, Nick MangwanaImage, who confirmed the development on Twitter Wednesday, said about 50 people were also injured by the animals during the period.

He wrote: “The issue of Human/Wildlife Conflict has become quite emotive. This year alone 60 Zimbabweans have lost their lives to elephants and 50 injured.

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“In 2021, 72 lost their lives. Zimbabwe will hold an Elephant Summit this month.

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“In the district of Bubi, the elephants have devoured everything in the fields and are now moving into homesteads.”

A wildlife expert, Tinashe Farawo, who also confirmed the elephant invasion, said the situation was likely to get worse.

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“The threat is likely to increase as we move towards the dry season when the herds will be moving in search of water and food,” Farawo said.

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