Kenya hippo assaults kill fisherman, Chinese vacationer

NAIROBI, Kenya — A Chinese vacationer was attacked and killed by a hippo whereas taking footage on the sting of Lake Naivasha in Kenya’s Rift Valley, simply hours after a neighborhood fisherman was mauled to demise in the identical space, authorities mentioned Sunday.

A second Chinese vacationer was injured within the incident Saturday evening and acquired therapy within the native hospital in Naivasha, 91 kilometers miles southeast of Nairobi, the Kenya Wildlife Service mentioned in a press release.

In the identical space, a Kenyan fisherman was attacked by one other hippo a couple of kilometers from the place the incident with the Chinese occurred, a police official mentioned.

“The man was bitten on the chest and his injuries were serious and he died minutes after he was retrieved from the lake,” mentioned Rift Valley Head of Criminal investigations Gideon Kibunja.

The deaths introduced to 6 the quantity individuals who have been killed by hippos round Lake Naivasha to this point this yr.

Wildlife service spokesman Paul Udoto mentioned the circumstances usually are not clear through which the 2 Chinese had been attacked. He mentioned assaults on vacationers are uncommon as a result of they’re normally protected by guides.

He mentioned hippos and lone buffalos pose the best hazard to people and there have been many assaults through which civilians and even rangers have misplaced their lives.

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