Elephant Kills a 40-year-old Woman in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kasese District | The Black Examiner – In a devastating incident that unfolded in the renowned Queen Elizabeth National Park located in Kasese district, a 40-year-old woman has lost her life, allegedly due to a confrontation with a suspected elephant. While the authorities, including the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) leadership and the Police, have not issued official statements on the matter at this time, local sources have provided some harrowing details.

The Chairperson of the Local Council for Kakone cell in Katwe-Kabatoro town council, Mr. Johnson Binagwa, has conveyed that the victim, identified as Goreti Gumisiriza, hailed from Bukeza sub-county in Mubende district. Reportedly, she met her unfortunate fate while returning from the collection of firewood. It is believed that the deadly encounter occurred during her journey.

Mr. Binagwa, in light of this event, cautioned the local population about the risks associated with engaging in the illegal and perilous act of collecting firewood. He emphasized the importance of adhering to safety guidelines to prevent such unfortunate incidents from recurring.

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The deceased’s body has been transported to Bwera Hospital for a postmortem examination, a procedure that may provide essential insights into the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident.

The absence of official comments from both UWA leadership and the Police leaves the public anxiously awaiting more information, but the local authorities and concerned individuals are working diligently to ensure the situation is properly investigated and appropriate actions are taken to prevent future tragedies of this nature.

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