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In Malawi, East Africa, the British military killed the elephant. This publication reports The Sun.
The incident occurred on Sunday morning, may 5. 23-year-old soldier Matthew Tabolt (Mathew Talbot) killed while carrying out their first mission to stop the poaching. Colleagues confirmed that the man was trampled by a wild elephant.
According to those who served with TABATA, he’s always been friendly. The Briton quickly established contact with local residents and even studied their language. They noted that the soldiers were fond of photography and he has lots of pictures that he took during service.
Tabolt liked the exercises and drills in hard conditions, so he volunteered as a mentor and volunteer in the Malawian squad of soldiers to combat the illegal trade of animals.
The British defense Secretary penny Mordaunt expressed his condolences to the relatives of the deceased, saying he was “deeply saddened by this news.”
Because of poaching the population of elephants in Malawi has decreased by half since the 1980-ies. A few years ago, British troops arrived in the African country to train local volunteers in the fight against poachers.
Earlier it was reported that a hungry elephant attacked a tourist in China. The victim was taken to the hospital with broken ribs and left the bones.
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