Hippo Kills Tourist Who Was Taking Photos by a Lake in Kenya

13 Août, 2018, 09:24 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • A chinese tourist was on Saturday evening attacked and killed by hippo on the shores of Lake Naivasha in Nakuru County

"[We are] sad to announce the death of a Chinese tourist who was attacked by a #hippo while taking pictures on the shores of Lake Naivasha yesterday evening", the Kenya Wildlife Service tweeted on Sunday. His colleague survived with minor bruises and was treated at Naivasha District Hospital. He said attacks on tourists are rare because they are usually protected by guides.

Two people including a Chinese national were over the weekend killed by hippos in two different incidents in Lake Naivasha.

The Chinese Chuang Hun was in the company of friends taking pictures near Sopa Hotel when the hippo attacked.

James Omollo told the Star that the foreigner got too close to the animal which turned on him, biting him on the chest. The bitten man was rushed to hospital bleeding profusely but later died.

"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.

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Six people have been killed by hippos in the area this year.

In the same area, a Kenyan fisherman was attacked by another hippo a few miles from where the tourists, both from China, were attacked on Saturday, a police official said.

It is reported higher than normal water levels were causing hippos to wander from the lake on to nearby farms and hotel properties searching for pasture.

Naivasha is a city on the lake 90 km northwest of the capital, Nairobi.

Tourism earned Kenya $1.2bn (£950m) previous year, with 1.4 million global arrivals.

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