Tourists dies after hippo attack while taking photos in a lake
Two Chinese tourists killed by Hippo on different incident while hang out on weekend in lake Naivasha in Kenya.
According to StandardMedia, In the first incident, the Chinese national identified as Chuang Hun was in the company of friends taking pictures on the shore of the lake when the hippo attacked.
“KWS is sad to announce the death of a tourist who was attacked yesterday evening. His colleague survived with minor bruises and was treated at Naivasha District Hospital. We are tracking the hippo,” KWS said in a tweet.
One witness, Joel Ochieng said the foreigner got too close to the animal which turned against, him biting him on the chest.
“He was rushed to Naivasha sub-county hospital bleeding profusely but he passed on while undergoing treatment,” he said.
According to the chairman of Lake Naivasha Boat Owners Association, David Kilo the rise in water levels had contributed to hippo attacks.
“The hippo that attacked the Chinese was seeking pasture near the hotel when the incident occurred and this is not the first time,” he said.
second case, a fisherman was attacked by another hippo a few kilometers from the scene of the first incident.
“The man was also bitten on the chest and his injuries were serious and he died minutes after he was retrieved from the lake,” he said.
The attacks brought to six the number people who have been attacked and killed by hippos around the troubled water body since the year began.