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Thursday November 18, 1999

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(UPI Focus) Milwaukee tourist trampled in India NEW DELHI, India, Nov. 18 (UPI) - An American tourist was crushed and trampled to death when the elephant she was riding was attacked and killed by another in a national park. Mary Brumder, 80, from Milwaukee, was on vacation with her grandson Matthew, when she was killed at Kaziranga National Park in India's northeastern Assam state on Wednesday. National park officials said that a male elephant tried to push past the female elephant on which Brumder was riding, causing it to fall. The male elephant trampled and crushed the female elephant and Brumder, who died on the spot. Other riders escaped unhurt but the mahout has been seriously injured. Regular daily rides are conducted for tourists in the park that houses 46 elephants.

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