DAR ES SALAAM, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) — Three villagers in Tanzania’s southern district of Tunduru in Ruvuma region were killed by marauding elephants, an official said on Tuesday.
Limbega Hassan Ally, the Tunduru district wildlife officer, said the three villagers were killed on Monday evening when they tried to chase away the elephants that strayed from the Julius Nyerere National Park on their farms.
Ally told a news conference in Tunduru that one of the victims was from Tulieni village and the two others were from Mtonya village.
The Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) said on Monday at least 50 people in Tanzania are killed by wild animals annually.
TAWA said the wild animals that stray from their sanctuaries also destroy at least 5,000 hectares of farm crops annually. Enditem