NAIROBI, Kenya — A Chinese language 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 stated Sunday.
A second Chinese language vacationer was injured within the incident Saturday night time and obtained remedy within the native hospital in Naivasha, 56 miles miles southeast of Nairobi, the Kenya Wildlife Service stated in an announcement.
In the identical space, a Kenyan fisherman was attacked by one other hippo just a few miles from the place the incident with the Chinese language occurred, a police official stated.
“The person was bitten on the chest and his accidents have been severe and he died minutes after he was retrieved from the lake,” stated Rift Valley Head of Felony investigations Gideon Kibunja.
The deaths introduced to 6 the quantity individuals who have been killed by hippos round Lake Naivasha thus far this yr.
Wildlife service spokesman Paul Udoto stated the circumstances are usually not clear through which the 2 Chinese language have been attacked. He stated assaults on vacationers are uncommon as a result of they’re normally protected by guides.
He stated hippos and lone buffaloes pose the best hazard to people and there have been many assaults through which civilians and even rangers have misplaced their lives.