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08/14/2017 03:45 pm ET

Big-Game Hunter Trampled To Death By Elephant He Tried To Shoot

A similar accident occurred in May.
An elephant trampled a hunter in Namibia this past weekend. Above, a different elephant.
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An elephant trampled a hunter in Namibia this past weekend. Above, a different elephant.

An elephant in Namibia trampled and killed a man who was part of a hunting group this past weekend, the Associated Press reported, citing the Namibia Press Agency.

Jose Monzalvez, a 46-year-old from Argentina, was on a private hunting trip 43 miles outside of the small town of Kalkfeld when he was killed on Saturday.

The elephant apparently saw the group of professional trophy hunters ― two of whom were Argentine and three Namibian ― from afar and charged the group before they had time to set up, aim and shoot, Namibian media reported.

Police said Monzalvez had a hunting permit and his family has been notified.

Another man was killed in a similar way in May. Theunis Botha, 51, was leading a hunting expedition in South Africa when he accidentally happened upon a breeding herd of elephants. The elephant cows charged at the group, who fired at them. One elephant was killed and then collapsed on top of Botha, crushing him to death.

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