Elephant kills selfie photographer in Nepal

Amlekhganj (openstreetmap)

A man who tried to take a selfie with an elephant was killed by an agitated tusker at Amlekhgunj in Bara district, Nepal on the evening of Sunday, July 10th of 2016.

Reportedly, the elephant attacked the man, who was named as Bhanubhakta Karki, when he got close to the animal and turned his back on it to take a picture with his phone.

Karki was a tanker driver from Hetauda, Makawanpur. A herd of 21 elephants from the reserve had taken their seasonal migration route to reach Amlekhgunj on Saturday night. Karki was attacked by one of the elephants from the pack.

Source: Kathmandu Post

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