The son of a tourist guide had picked the body parts of his father scattered around after being killed and ravaged by a tamed elephant in Victoria falls on Sunday.
The trained elephant which gives tourists ride killed its trainer (Enock Kufandada) in Victoria Falls national park in Zimbabwe.
According to information as gathered, tour guide Enock Kufandada was looking after several tamed elephants when one of them charged at him on Saturday.
An eyewitness who pleaded anonymity told Zimbabwe’s Newsday Newspaper.
“I heard him screaming and crying for help, but it was just for seconds,”
“I then rushed to check on him and that is when I met the elephants walking on the road and I spotted Mbanje [the elephant] following from behind covered with blood all over.
“My blood went cold and I already knew what I was about to witness. He was torn apart, all body parts were ravaged.”
Chronicles Newspaper reported that the son of the late tour guard was at the scene of the accident on Sunday and picked body parts of his father scattered all around the place.
The tour operator, Adventure Zone, had described the rides it offers on its website as “elephant back safaris” where tourists “get close to these giants and interact with them”.
It also added that “each elephant is under the charge of a handler – the trips are lead by a professional guide, who is armed and carries a first aid kit and handheld radio”.
Speaking about the saddening news, the Proprietor of Adventure zone, Mr Brent Williamson said.
“I am in complete shock about the whole incident. It’s with deep regret that we advise everyone that at 2:30pm on Saturday our domesticated elephant bull (Mbanje) charged at one of our staff members and this resulted in our guide losing his life.