Rancher Gilfred Powys trampled to death by elephant

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  1. NamStay

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    The Director of Suiyan Ranch in Laikipia County Gilfred Powys was on Wednesday afternoon trampled to death by an elephant.

    Senior Kenya Wildlife Service warden in charge of Laikipia County Richard Chepkwony said the rancher was killed near a watering point in the ranch at around 1.30pm.

    Police said Mr Powys had left his car at a distance and was walking toward the dam which is the watering point for the wild animals.

    "One of the elephants charged and trampled him to death,” Laikipia County police boss Simon Kipkeu said.

    Suiyan Ranch Manager Archie Vorsproy declined to discuss the incident with the press.

    "I am not ready to speak to any media at this point," he said.


    Source: http://www.nation.co.ke/counties/la...d-by-jumbo/1183290-4243086-afd8tjz/index.html
     
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    Unfortunate set of circumstances. My condolences to the family.
     
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    Not to belittle the death of a working man but this information should be disseminated as a disclosure to all of these photo safari customers who think African animals are "cute".
     
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    Sad to hear, condolences to his family.
     
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    My deepest condolences; Africa can be a cruel mistress . . .
     
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    Very sad to hear, my condolences to his family.
     
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    always bad news,R.I.P.
     
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    WOW what an unfortunate way to meet one’s maker.
     
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