Security guard killed by elephant at Limpopo mine

A security guard was trampled to death by an elephant at a mine in Limpopo on Saturday.
A security guard was trampled to death by an elephant at a mine in Limpopo on Saturday.
Image: PILANESBERG ELEPHANT-BACK SAFARIS

A security guard has been trampled to death at a mine in Phalaborwa in Limpopo, SABC News reported.

It quoted Foskor mine spokesperson Malesela Mokhondo, as saying the deceased was an employee of a security company that had been contracted by Foskor Zirconia which operates on the premises.

The incident reportedly occurred in the early hours of Saturday.

A pride of 14 lions were recently spotted roaming in the area.

The lions were scheduled to be darted and relocated to a nearby reserve on Saturday.  

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