Senior citizen killed in Tawau elephant attack


The elephant fled after the incident.

KOTA KINABALU: A 67-year-old woman has died following an elephant attack in Tawau district on Friday (Sept 23) morning.

Tawau OCPD Asst Comm Jasmin Hussin said the victim was on a motorcycle with her husband when the elephant attacked at about 7.30am.

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“The incident happened near the Dumpas estate area,” he said when contacted.

It is learnt that the victim’s husband was unhurt in the incident.

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Tawau wildlife officer Primus Lambut said they received a call at 8.20am.

“The elephant had already left when we arrived,” he said, adding that the authorities were still trying to determine what triggered the attack.

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