Elephant kills British bird watcher in India park
NEW DELHI (AFP) - A British bird-watcher was trampled to death by an elephant near a southern Indian tiger reserve he had been visiting for years, his guide and police told AFP on Friday.
The 68-year-old tourist was fatally injured by a charging tusker in the Masinagudi forest of Tamil Nadu state's Nilgiris district on Thursday and was declared dead in hospital, area police chief T. Senthil Kumar told AFP by telephone.
The district police chief identified the victim as Mr Colin Manvell from the town of Havant in southern Britain.
Mr Manvell reached India on Sept 13 and met up with his local guide M. Kumar on Wednesday in Masinagudi village, the guide said.