One Ugandan fisherman was killed by a hippopotamus in the Ugandan waters of Lake Albert on Butiaba landing side in Butiaba sub-county Buliisa district.
Vincent Munguramu and his colleague went fishing in Lake Albert on Sunday evening but reaching in the middle of the lake the hippo jumped in their boat drowning them and claimed his life.
The Albertine police spokesperson, Julius Hakiza, said Munguramu was attacked by a hippo that is suspected to have come from Lake Albert (Mwitanzige) because there are many hippos. Hakiza said there are other stray animals like crocodile in the area and urged residents to be cautious.
He advised them to always move in groups to scare off the animals that may attack them because if they were on board they could have managed either to kill it or scare it.
Vincent’s body was handed over to the relatives and taken to Nebbi for burial but the survivor, a one Oket is now admitted in Gulu Hospital nursing wounds.