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Elephant tramples SA game ranger to death

07 November 2011, 10:50

Johannesburg - An elephant trampled a Limpopo game ranger to death at the weekend, Beeld newspaper reported on Monday.

Tavus Momberg, 29, a guide at the Makweti Safari Lodge between Vaalwater and Lephalale, was taking photographs at the time.

He and a colleague were walking in the Welgevonden private game reserve in Limpopo around 11:00 on Sunday.

His colleague decided to turn back. It is believed that Momberg was trampled by the elephant when he decided to continue the hike on his own to take more pictures, reported Beeld.

His body was found near the lodge later in the day.

- Sapa

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