An inquest is due to open into the death of a Hampshire man who was killed by an elephant in India.
Colin Manvell, from Havant, was trampled by the animal in the Masinagudi National Park.
It is thought the retired teacher did not hear the elephant charge him whilst he was taking pictures of wildlife.
A retired teacher - on an adventure holiday - has been trampled to death by an elephant and killed. Colin Manvell, from Havant, in Hampshire, died in India - doing what he loved - photographing nature in remote locations. Andrew Pate reports.
A man from Havant has died after being trampled by an elephant in India.
Colin Manvell, 69, died at the Masinagudi National Park in the state of Tamil Nadu.
Local police said Mr Manvell and a guide and an acquaintance had gone into an area of the forest that was out of bounds to tourists, so they could take pictures.
It was here that the elephant attacked.
Mr Manvell was seriously injured and taken to a local hospital. He was later transferred to Gudalur Government Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
One report suggests he was killed after failing to hear guides and other tourists shout to him as the elephant approached.