Briton killed in game reserve

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A Cambridge University graduate has been trampled to death by an elephant while trying to photograph it during an overland expedition from Britain to South Africa.

A Cambridge University graduate has been trampled to death by an elephant while trying to photograph it during an overland expedition from Britain to South Africa.

Second Lieutenant Edward Harrison, 28, a member of the university's Officer Training Corps, is believed to have woken at dawn and wandered off on his own to photograph wild animals at the Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya on Sunday morning.

Fellow travellers were woken by the sound of the elephant and later discovered his body outside the secure compound of the Sopa safari lodge.

Mr Harrison, from Woolscott, near Rugby, Warwickshire, was among a group of 32 students and Territorial Army officers on the first leg of a 7,000-mile expedition from Cambridge to Cape Town.

Doctors, including the tour's medic, were due to carry out an post-mortem examination on Mr Harrison yesterday. His body will be returned to Britain at the end of the week.

Mr Harrison graduated from St John's College, Cambridge, in 1995 with a degree in engineering.

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