Australian tourist killed in deadly Namibia elephant stampede

An Australian tourist was killed in a deadly elephant attack in Namibia, according to the nation's government.

The man, 59, died at the Huab River, Kuene region where a group of tourists were camping.

The death was later announced in a Facebook post from Namibia's tourism ministry.

It wrote: "Sadly today the Ministry received a report that a tourist was killed by an elephant.

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"The Ministry has since confirmed that a 59-year-old Australian national man was killed in the Huab River, Kunene region where a group of tourists were camping, this morning.

"This is a very unfortunate incident and highly regrettable."

However, it added he was not campting in the region himself.

And cops are investigating if he was with a tour guide at the time.

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The statement continued: "The Ministry wishes to reiterate our call to our very welcome tourists to always be cautious and adhere to the rules and regulations put in place for their safety.

"Finally, we wish to express our sincere condolences to the bereaved family and friends of the deceased."

According to the board, the nation is home to two known groups of desert elephants.

The man has not been identified.

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