Hippo kills photo-snapping Chinese tourist in Kenya

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Hippo kills photo-snapping Chinese tourist in Kenya


Aug 12, 2018 at 9:39 AM

NAIROBI, Kenya รข€" Kenya's wildlife authority says a Chinese tourist died after he was attacked by a hippopotamus as he was taking pictures on the shores of Lake Naivasha in the Rift Valley.

Another Chinese tourist was injured in the incident Saturday night and received treatment in the local hospital in Naivasha, 55 miles southeast of Nairobi, according to a statement Sunday by the Kenya Wildlife Service.

Wildlife service spokesman Paul Udoto said the circumstances of the hippo attack are not clear. He said attacks on tourists are rare because they are usually protected by guides.

He said hippos and lone buffalos pose the greatest danger to humans and there have been many attacks in which civilians and even rangers have lost their lives.

Source: Google News Kenya | Netizen 24 Kenya

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