The Botswana Defense Force (BDF) has confirmed that one of its soldiers was trampled to death by a herd of elephants on Thursday.
BDF’s spokesperson Fana Maswabi said the incident occurred in one of their operational bases.
The force did not however reveal the identity of the soldier pending notification of his family.
Maswabi said investigations were ongoing to ascertain the cause of the attack by the elephants.
BDF has appealed to the public to accord the family and friends of the deceased the respect and privacy they deserve to mourn their beloved.
ELEPHANT KILLS SOLDIER |The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) has confirmed the death of a soldier who was attacked and killed by a herd of elephant in an unfortunate incident that took place October 25 morning at one of the operational bases at around 0630hours. pic.twitter.com/jyaX476may
— Botswana Government (@BWGovernment) October 25, 2018