Woman(65) killed in wild elephant attack


A-Sixty five year old woman of Likamba village in chief Imonga in Sioma district of Western Province has died after being attacked by an Elephant.


Western Region Zambia Wild Life (ZAWA) Commanding Officer Gryton Kasamu disclosed the incident to ZANIS in an interview in Mongu today.


Mr. Kasamu said the Woman met her fate when she was coming back from her field where she went to collect Pumpkin leaves for relish around 09:00 near Sioma National Pack last Sunday.


He has identified the name of the deceased as Manyando Mwiya 65 adding that following the development, fear and panic has gripped the residents in the area.


But Mr. Kasamu has asked the people in the area not to panic as the ZAWA Office has deployed more Police Rangers to the area to curb the strayed beast to ensure that the lives of people are fully protected.


Human Animal Conflict in Western Province is a common  due to the  many National Packs surrounding the area such as Sioma Nangweshi, Kafue and Liuwa National Packs.