An elephant has crushed a Dutch and Belgian tourists to death in Zambia while they took pictures of the animal, police said on Sunday.
The holidaymakers, whose identities have not been released, were killed on Saturday while on safari at Maramba River Lodge in the tourist town of Livingstone.
“A lady from Belgium aged 57 and a 64-year-old man from the Netherlands were killed as they went close to the elephant trying to take photographs,” police spokesman Danny Mwale said in a statement.
Mwale said police who visited the scene found the bodies lying on the ground with multiple injuries.
Cases of tourists killed by wild animals while on safari are often reported across southern Africa.
Some people have been mauled by lions while attempting to take pictures.