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Tourist seriously injured after giraffe crashes in safari vehicle in Kruger National Park



A tourist is in critical condition after a giraffe landed on a safari vehicle in Kruger National Park, according to SA National Parks.

The giraffe was killed in the incident on Sunday, spokesman Ike Phaahla said.

"A taxi carrying visitors to Letaba was involved in an accident south of Mopani. From the initial observation, it appears that the taxi hit the giraffe and the giraffe fell on the safari vehicle following the taxi," Phaahla told News24. .

The vehicle was carrying two people from Switzerland, he said.

"The driver of the vehicle was injured (and) in critical condition at the Nelspruit MediClinic after being stabilized. Two people from the taxi were treated for minor injuries."

Phaahla said police were investigating the incident.


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