VIDEO - Elephant attacks group of friends from Northern Ireland

Five friends from Northern Ireland got the shock of their lives when an African bull elephant launched an attack on them while on safari in South Africa.

The group, who are from Ardboe in Co. Tyrone, visited Kruger National Safari Park on Saturday.

The elephant came to within inches of colliding with the vehicle.

The elephant came to within inches of colliding with the vehicle.

Saturday when the in-heat elephant ran at their safari vehicle and came within inches of making a hit.

Josie Campbell, who took the video clip, said her “screams say it all” about the close call.

Raymond Bell, Brian Curran, Bernie Duffy and Bernie Kerr were also on board the truck when the elephant came after them.