- An elephant was killed when it was hit by two bakkies in the Valley of the Olifants, Limpopo
- Four men and one woman sustained major to moderate injuries and received medical attention at nearby hospitals
- While mourning the elephant's death, South Africans want to know what the increase in wild animal-related incidents is all about
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LIMPOPO - A peculiar accident resulted in the death of an elephant and the injury of five people near Gravelotte, Limpopo.
The incident happened on Wednesday evening, 22 March, when two bakkies collided with the elephant on the R71 four kilometres outside the Gravelotte area.
Gravelotte is also known as the Valley of the Olifants (elephants).
4 Men and 1 woman sustained minor to moderate injuries after hitting the elephant
ER24 paramedics arrived at the accident scene to find the elephant lying in the road and the two bakkies a short distance away, IOL reported.
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While four men and a woman sustained minor to moderate injuries in the accident, the elephant, unfortunately, succumbed to its wounds.
The circumstances surrounding the accidents are unclear, but the case has been handed over to local authorities for further investigation.
South Africans question why there have been so many wild animal-related incidents in Mzansi
Some people are mourning the elephant's death, but others question why wild animals are roaming the streets more.
Below are some remarks:
Riri Angel asked:
"What's happening with these wild animals roaming around the street?"
Pamela Queen Yaba Paledi said:
"It's really a jungle out here."
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Denise Macdonald mourned:
"No man... Poor elephant!!"
Leon Subban added:
"A loss of a precious life."
Gaishrie Sharon Singh commented:
"Saddened by the death of the elephant."
"How fast must they have been going not to be able to see the elephant in the road and not be able to stop in time?"
"It seems like our beloved South Africa is now losing control of wild animals."
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In another animal-related story, Briefly News reported that one couple's experience at a camp in the Kruger National Park was terrifying enough to make the hair on the back of South Africans' necks stand up.
Mica Bafatakis was enjoying a getaway with her boyfriend at the Satara camp when she discovered a python had slithered into the couple's room and spent the night with them.
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The way Bafatakis discovered the python is the stuff nightmares are made of. The visitor detailed how she found the python on the SANParks Facebook page.
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Source: Briefly News