“This kind of accident is rare, unpredictable and unusual.”

A 7-year-old girl died on Tuesday after she was struck by a rock that was thrown at her by an elephant at Rabat Zoo in Morocco.

The elephant that goes by the name of Assia was in a small enclosure when she picked up the large stone and threw it over the fence. There is a ditch that separates the animal from the crowd, aside from the fence. But being one of the strongest animals in the animal kingdom, it’s no wonder why it was able to hurl a rock that far.

When she was stricken, the unidentified girl was on her father’s shoulders at the time. She was taken to the hospital and died within a few hours.

Our prayers go out to the family of the little girl. We cannot begin to think of what you are feeling right now, but know that God is with you, Amen.

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