Circus elephant falls and kills Australian handler

A CIRCUS handler died - believed to have been crushed by an elephant on the state
A CIRCUS handler died - believed to have been crushed by an elephant on the state's North Coast as authorities investigate the mysterious death.

2007-12-27 - Sydney, Australia , Rhett Watson and Evelyn Yamine

A CIRCUS handler died - believed to have been crushed by an elephant on the state's North Coast. Authorities are investigating the mysterious death of the Stardust Circus handler at Yamba at 5.15pm. The man, aged in his 60s, was found lying face down in an exercise enclosure with the 50-year-old circus elephant Arna nearby. Paramedics said the man died of a heart attack and had sustained a serious back injury. WorkCover investigators will today try to determine whether the injury contributed to ...

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