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Cop accidentally shoots, kills ranger at Kruger National Park

The officer was handling a firearm that was confiscated from a suspected poacher during an anti-poaching operation.

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JOHANNESBURG – A ranger at the Kruger National Park has been killed by a police officer in an apparent accidental shooting.

The officer was handling a firearm that was confiscated from a suspected poacher during an anti-poaching operation on Monday when the gun went off.

Nine suspected poachers were arrested in the operation and several firearms confiscated.

SANParks' William Mabasa says they’re saddened following the incident.

“This is not something we expected and all we can do now is pass our heartfelt condolences to his family.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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