Elephant Invades Crop Garden, Kills Resident

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Kasese Resident Killed by Elephant

An Elephant from Queen Elizabeth National Park has rampaged killing a resident of Rutooke village in Kasese bringing to four, the number of residents killed by game animals since December last year.

39-year-old George William Agaba was killed by the Elephant while guarding his garden from invasion by the game animals. Ivan Mponde Muhasa, a relative to Agaba says that the deceased met his death when he tried to chase the elephant from destroying his crop garden.

He says that they the authorities of Queen Elizabeth National Park to compensate them for the death of Agaba and meet his burial expenses. The management of Queen Elizabeth National Park agreed to the conditions and took the body of the deceased to Kilembe mines hospital for postmortem, and also bought a coffin and contributed shillings 500,000 towards the burial expense.

Nelson Guma, acting area conservation manager describes the incident as unfortunate and has apologized to the family of the deceased. Guma advises residents whose gardens are located on the border with the national park to be observant of wild animals and run for dear life when they are attacked.

He says that Uganda wildlife authority will also soon start improving on the trenches to stop the animals from invading the community in search of water and food.


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