Guide on BBC children's show killed by elephant

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Associated Press

Posted on October 30, 2009 at 8:36 PM

LONDON (AP) — The BBC says that a British guide working on a children's television show in Tanzania was killed after being charged by an elephant.

The British broadcaster says that 38-year-old Anton Turner had been working as an expedition guide for the show "Serious Explorers," which follows David Livingstone's famous 19th-century trek across the African continent.

Three children were with the filming party at the time of the attack but the BBC said Friday that they were safe and had been airlifted from the area.

Four other children who were in Tanzania in connection with the show are also due to return home.

The BBC says production of the program has ceased. It did not say where exactly the incident occurred.

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