A 20-year-old man of Kabuyu village in Chief Sinadambwe’s Chiefdom in Siavonga district has been killed by an elephant.
The man identified as Contred Hakaluba was killed on Wednesday while working in his field by a wounded elephant.
Siavonga District Commissioner Ephraim Mwanjawanthu who confirmed the development to ZANIS described the incident as unfortunate.
Mr. Mwanjawanthu narrated that elephant was allegedly wounded in the leg by unknown poachers in Gwembe district.
“The wounded elephant is in a group of 4, two males and two females that had previously crossed the Zambezi River from Zimbabwe,” he said
Mr. Mwanjawanthu also disclosed that government has since deployed officers from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife to keep vigil of the deadly elephant.
And Mr. Mwanjawanthu also warned the community in Kabuyu village to keep away from the wounded elephant to avoid conflict.
He has further advised the community to be on high alert and report any elephant seen roaming the village to avoid further loss of life.-ZANIS