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Elephant escapes from circus and kills a man

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Police are investigating how the animal escaped
Police are investigating how the animal escaped

An elephant has escaped from a circus and killed a man in south-west Germany.

The 65-year-old was taking his regular morning stroll in the woods in Heilbronn in Baden-Wurttemberg state when the elephant attacked him, causing fatal injuries.

The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The 34-year-old female elephant, called Baby, was captured and returned to the circus.

Police said they are investigating whether someone let the elephant out of its enclosure and why the animal acted aggressively toward the man.