Dutch tourist trampled to death in India

7th April 2009, Comments 1 comment

A 60-year-old man was trampled to death by a wild elephant in a nature reserve in India.

THE NETHERLANDS – A Dutch tourist has been trampled to death by a wild elephant in a nature reserve in India.

The 60-year-old Dutchman had set out early on Tuesday morning, along with eight other tourists and accompanied by an armed escort and a specialist guide, to explore the Kaziranga National Park in north-eastern India, reports the Indian press agency IANS.

According to BBC, Robert Goldbach was looking for rare birds and monkeys in an area with dense undergrowth when he was attacked by an elephant.

Goldbach is a professor at Wageningen University and travels around the world studying rare birds, reported De Telgraaf.

Other tourists were able to make a "miraculous escape", but the Dutchman was unable to make a quick escape.

Over the past 10 years, more than 150 people have been killed by elephants in the region.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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