Walker killed by circus elephant
A65-year-old man taking his regular morning stroll was killed by an elephant that had escaped from a nearby circus, police said.
The man was walking in the woods near Buchen, in southwest Germany, when the elephant attacked, Heidelberg police said.
The 34-year-old female elephant, called Baby, was captured and returned to the circus. Police are investigating whether someone let the elephant out of its secure enclosure, and why the animal acted aggressively.