(Xinhua) -- One tourist died and another was
seriously injured after they were attacked by crocodiles
while canoeing in the Matopos National Park, about 40 km
south of Bulawayo in southern Zimbabwe, on Sunday.
Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management
Authority spokesperson Tinashe Farawo told Wednesday’s
Herald newspaper that the pair was using an air-pumped
boat which was not allowed in the crocodile infested
“John Bowman and Rosemary Mitchell
were attacked while peddling in the crocodile-infested
Mpopoma Dam in the Matopos National Park. The couple was
on holiday together with their colleagues.
“The two were rushed to hospital where
Bowman died before arrival. Mitchell is in intensive
care unit in Bulawayo,” Farawo said.
He urged tourists to stay away from
wild animals, no matter how domesticated, since they