Live updates

Inquest into man's death who was trampled by elephant

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.

An inquest into the death of Colin Manvel is due to open today Credit: ITV Meridian

Advertisement

Tourist from Havant killed by an elephant in India

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.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Today's top stories