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Elephant woes in African wild.

STEVEN Street is almost certainly the first white man to be hit by a falling elephant.

It happened when the 32 year old oil rig worker and lay preacher decided to take a holiday on a so-called walking safari in Botswana.

Steven, his wife Margaret, and the rest of the holiday funsters in the party were charged by a bull elephant.

While the man from Middlesbrough attempted to attract the animal's attention away from the group, the African guide shot it dead and it promptly collapsed on top of the excited Brit.

It is very hard to feel sympathy for people who decide to do in the wilds of Africa what is strictly forbidden even at the West Midlands Safari Park.

Because of their foolishness and self-indulgence Steven Street may have ended up with a lot of broken bones. But it cost the poor old elephant its life. Not much of a contribution towards the conservation of wildlife was it?
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Oct 10, 1999
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