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Rory Young Death – How did Rory Young die? – cause of death – dead : obituary – tributes

Rory Young Cause of death – What happened?

  • Date of death: April 26, 2021
  • Death Age: -year-old
  • Cause of Death : killed by gunmen

An Irish conservation worker killed in Burkina Faso has been named as Rory Young.

Mr Young was among a group of foreigners who were abducted and killed when a special wildlife unit was ambushed in the African country on Monday morning.

The Irish national, two Spanish citizens and a Burkinabe soldier went missing after being attacked by gunmen during an anti-poaching patrol, the Burkina Faso government said on Tuesday.

Mr Young, who was born in Zambia and co-founder and president of the Chengeta Wildlife, was named as one of the deceased by the wildlife charity on Tuesday evening.

In a statement, Chengeta Wildlife said:

“It is with deepest sorrow and regret that Chengeta Wildlife confirms the death of Rory Young, our co-founder and CEO.

“Rory was leading a wildlife protection patrol in Arly National Park, Burkina Faso on 26th April 2021 when they were attacked by terrorists which resulted in his death and that of two Spanish journalists who were capturing his efforts to protect precious wildlife.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased right now. We respectfully request your patience, time and understanding as we deal with the loss of our inspirational leader.”

Rory Young Obituary, Funeral Arrangement

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