Hippo Kills Fisherman, Injures Two Others On Lake Albert

A Hippopotamus has mauled a Fisherman at River Nguse in Kagadi district and injured two others. The attack occurred around 7:00pm on Sunday evening.

It is alleged that the three fishermen whose identities were not readily available by the time of filing this story were fishing when the Hippo hit their canoe.

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson, says the Hippo grabbed one of the fishermen and disappeared with him in the river.He says the other two made an alarm that attracted the area residents who came to their rescue.

They sustained injuries on the head, chest, legs hands, face and stomach. They were rushed to Kagadi hospital for medical attention.

He was rashed from the hospital by  a team of officers from the Police Marine Department together with officials from Uganda wildlife Authority-UWA had been dispatched to the area to such for the body.

Efforts to get a comment from UWA were futile since they could not respond to our repeated phone calls. This is the second incident of a hippopotamus attack on Lake Albert in a space of two weeks. Last week, Doner Bishenja a 32-year-old, a

resident of Kanyamiyaga village Mugyenja parish, Mpeefu Sub County in Kagadi district killed by a hippopotamus on Nkuse landing site on Lake Albert.

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