Elephant kills mother and baby

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The Independent Online

A tourist and her baby were trampled to death by a rampaging elephant in Kenya.

American Sharon Brown, 39, was carrying her year old daughter on a nature trail when the animal appeared.

Melia van Laar, owner of the Castle Forest Lodge, where the family was staying, said they were walking with a guide about a mile from the lodge when the elephant emerged from the bush at full speed on Monday.

The group tried to run away but Ms Brown was not able to.