Very odd – why has it suddenly kicked off at this mine? Was it abandoned and has just been reopened? KS

Timeslive (South Africa)

Security guard killed by elephant at Limpopo mine

08 June 2019 – 15:24

BY TIMESLIVE

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.

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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.