A seven-year-old girl has died after she was hit on the head by a rock thrown by an elephant.
She had been with her family at a zoo in Rabat, Morocco, when the animal picked up a large stone with it’s trunk and hurled it in the air on Tuesday.
The girl was knocked unconscious and taken to hospital where she later died.
A statement from the zoo said the animal’s enclosure met with international standards, adding “this kind of accident is rare, unpredictable and unusual.”
The moments after the incident were recorded on a mobile phone and uploaded to YouTube.
The clip shows the elephant waving its trunk before the camera focuses on the stone. In the distance a crowd can be seen gathered around the injured girl.
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