A German tourist was trampled to death in a national park in Zimbabwe after trying to get closer to an elephant to take a picture.
The incident happened at the Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe on September 26, a wildlife conservation area that’s highly popular for game-viewing. The 49-year-old woman was in a group of tourists crossing the park in a vehicle, when they came upon a herd of elephants. While it’s not clear what actions she took once near the elephant or if she provoked it in some way, authorities do know that she exited the vehicle to get closer to the animal to take pictures, at which point she was attacked. She eventually died from her injuries later that day.
Tinashe Farawo, a spokesman for the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, said that park visitors are warned when entering to keep a proper distance from all animals when in the park. Elephant attacks kill about 600 people every year and are relatively common in Zimbabwe. It’s an unfortunate reminder that we must show wild animals the utmost respect and caution when photographing them.
A young man knifed himself to death in the mistaken believe that the jacket he was wearing was ‘stab-proof’.
Jordan Easton, 22, from Thornaby, Teesside, was sitting in the kitchen of a friend’s house when he decided to test the lifesaving properties of his top on August 23 last year.
Teesside Coroner’s Court heard Easton died of a single stab wound to the chest after being rushed to the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton.
Just happened. Man jumps into Burning Man fire and dies of burns. Can’t make this up. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4848026/Man-ran-flames-Burning-Man-festival-died.html
This one’s a team effort.
In order to increase their Youtube channel following, a man convinced his wife to shoot a book held to his chest, believing it would stop the round. Against the pleas of friends & family, and presumably deeming a test unnecessary, he held a hardcover encyclopedia, while his wife shot at him with a .50-calibre Desert Eagle. She was perfectly on target.
A Zimbabwean man, Moses Ndlovu, lost his life whiles attempting to get a selfie opportunity with a male elephant.
A 29 years old man died in Teruel (Spain) consequence of the injuries received by a 4 years old bull named “Lorenzo”. The man locked himself with the bull carrying a sword and wearing pink tights, which apparently he thought would protect him. After teasing and torturing Lorenzo for a long time with other friends, the angry bull gored the man in the chest causing death minutes after the event. The angry fellas killed Lorenzo in revenge with the cited sword.
The man we have talked about is the professional bullfighter V. B., the first bullfighter to die in Spain during the fight since 1992. According to “tradition” the bull’s mother is going to be sacrified too.
No one obligued him. The bull was.
He choose it. The bull didn’t.
He died, so did the bull.