PUWO: A 77-year-old man died on the spot when he was attacked by an elephant at Omuheke village in the Sesfontein constituency on Thursday morning.
According to a Namibian Police Force (Nampol) report dated 08 February, Tomas Katjao was attacked by an elephant near his house at around 11h00.
Katjao had apparently gone to a nearby village to buy sugar and upon his return the elephant chased him before knocking him to the ground and trampling him.
He died on the spot, and his next of kin have been informed of his death.
John Kasaona, the director of non-governmental organisation Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC), has called on community members to be alert and to take precautions when moving in the fields as wild animals are now moving around in areas they were not seen in before due to the current drought situation in the Kunene Region.
Speaking to Nampa on Friday, he said the animals are searching for water and food, hence their close proximity to villages.