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Big game hunter killed by elephant he was preparing to shoot

Argentinian man trampled to death in Namibia while on a licensed hunt

A big game hunter has been trampled by an elephant in Namibia.

The Namibia Press Agency said the Argentinian man, identified as 46-year-old Jose Monzalvez, was killed on Saturday afternoon in a private wildlife area 70 kilometers (43 miles) northwest of the small town of Kalkfeld.

The agency said Monzalvez, who worked for an oil company, was with another Argentine and three Namibians when he was killed.

It says one of the elephants charged before the group was able to find a spot to aim and shoot.

According to the Journal Du Cameroun, regional police spokesperson Maureen Mbeha told journalists that "the deceased was a professional hunter who had a hunting permit with him".

Monzalvez is not the first hunter to be killed by an elephant this year. In May, South African big-game hunter Theunis Botha, was crushed to death by a female elephant after he fatally wounded her in Zimbabwe.

"The dying female managed to pick up Botha with her trunk before collapsing and crushing the hunter to death," says Yahoo.

Botha was a well-known hunter in Zimbabwe and he spent time in the US to recruit wealthy Americans to join him on hunts.

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