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Friday 18 April 2014

Rhino attacks safari photo tourist

A rhino attacked a tourist who stood too close

A safari tourist was seriously injured by a rhino after a wildlife expert told her to stand nearer to it for a photograph.

Chantal Beyer, 24, from Johannesburg, said the game park owner snapped pictures and suggested that she "stand just a little bit closer" seconds before the attack. Photos show Ms Beyer and her husband only feet away from two rhinos.

Just after the picture was taken, the rhino attacked, and its horn penetrated Ms Beyers's chest from behind, resulting in a collapsed lung and broken ribs.

South Africa's Aloe Ridge Hotel and Nature Reserve, where the incident took place, declined to comment.

Press Association

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