Hunter crushed to death by elephant in Namibia

The Argentine big game hunter was crushed by an elephant in Namibia.
The Argentine big game hunter was crushed by an elephant in Namibia. Photo credit: Getty

An Argentinian hunter has been trampled and killed by an elephant he was tracking in Namibia.

Jose Monzalvez, 46, an oil company executive, was killed on Saturday (local time) when the elephant charged at a group of four in Namibia's Kalkfeld district.

Mr Monzalez, who held a legal hunting license, was with another Argentine and three Namibians.

The elephant reportedly charged the men before they were able to line up and shoot the animal to stop it from killing Mr Monzalez.

Maureen Mbeha, a spokesperson for the regional police, said the group were professional big game trophy hunters on a mission to kill an elephant, according to Journal du Cameroun.

It is not the first time an elephant has killed a hunter this year. On May 21, South African hunter Theunis Botha was killed after encountering a group of pregnant elephants in Zimbabwe.

He was crushed by an elephant that had been shot and fallen on him.

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