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British pilot shot dead by elephant poachers

Helicopter pilot Roger Gower killed by elephant poachers in Tanzania while working for a charity trying to bring them to justice

Roger Gower was hit by an AK47 in midair

Roger Gower was hit by an AK47 in midair 

 

8:56PM GMT 30 Jan 2016

 

A British helicopter pilot has been shot dead by elephant poachers in Tanzania.

Roger Gower, 37, was taking part in an anti-poaching operation with authorities in Tanzania when the criminals he was tracking fired on his aircraft.

He was hit by an AK47 in midair and managed to land his helicopter but died before rescue teams arrived.

“Those poachers who killed Capt Roger are coward, evil, and sad people. A fine hearted individual gone too soon, and our hearts are broken. Everything must done to bring them to justice.”
Lazaro Nyalandu, MP for for Singida North Constituency in Tanzania

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