A British couple in Kenya for their honeymoon has endured tragedy after the husband was killed in a bizarre incident involving an elephant. 34-year-old Patrick Smith was apparently relieving himself in a nearby bush.
Suddenly, an elephant charged at the man for unknown reasons and stepped on him, violently crushing him. He was killed instantly. The elephant continued, and nearly knocked over the guide as well. The wife was not physically hurt.
"We think the elephant must have been at very close proximity to the couple and was surprised," said the Kenya Wildlife Service. "They don't normally do this kind of thing. It is terrible." The couple had been married for only a week.