A 12 year-old boy of Senior Chief Nsefu’s area in Mambwe district, Eastern Province has died after being trampled on by an elephant.

Eastern Province Deputy Commissioner of Police, Geoffrey Kunda has confirmed the development to ZANIS and has identified the deceased as Evan Njovu of Mpamba village.

Mr Kunda says the boy met his fate on Sunday June 6, 2019 around 12:00 hours when he was harvesting cotton, saying the animal emerged from the nearby bush before trampling on him to death.

The Deputy Regional Police Chief says the boy who was a grade 3 pupil at Katapila Primary School, sustained terrible injuries.

He indicates that the corpse was found at the scene of the incident and later taken to Kamoto Mission Hospital mortuary.

Mr Kunda who has been saddened by the demise of the young boy, has since appealed to people living close to national parks in the region, to exercise caution and avoid getting closer to places were the wild animals are found.

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  1. He may have spooked the animal or tried to chase it …where was he harvesting cotton on a farm or plot?

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  2. Why was he harvesting cotton alone? Where were his parents? Surely you can’t send a child that young to the farm.

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  3. Terribly sad. I don’t think he provoked the mammal.It must have been a wounded elephant. And I hear those that move alone are the most dangerous

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  4. AFRICAN NAMES SOMETIMES LEAD TO SUCH FATES..NJOVU killed by NJOVU OF KATAPILA PRIMARY SCHOOL, SO THE NJOVU TOOK THE YOUNG MAN AS KATAPILA FOR FOOD, THIS IS SAD, WHY HARVEST COTTON ALONE WAS HE ON PUNISHMENT THESE TUMBUKAS NO WONDER THEY STEAL US$400,000 AND VANISH, MHSRIP VERY SAD READING INDEED

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    • There is time for jokes.. demise of the boy is very side.. wait until such a thing happened close to you..and someone passes a joke like this

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  5. very sad and a painful and fearful death zawa management should take charge of this situation so that no more young lives are lost.mhsrip

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