The Swiss tourist who was critically injured after a giraffe hit by a minibus taxi in Kruger Park fell on his vehicle has succumbed to his injuries, South African National Parks said.

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Photos: SAN Parks.

The tourist was airlifted to a medical facility after the accident on Sunday, but has passed away, SANParks was quoted saying in News24.

The minibus taxi was carrying 13 day visitors and driving towards Letaba camp when it struck – and killed – the giraffe.

SANParks said that a police investigation is in progress.