Hippo attacks, kills man as he bathes in Lake Victoria

Hippos in water. A 27-year-old fisherman from Gwassi South in Homa Bay County has been killed by a hippopotamus while taking a bath at Rasira Beach, Lake Victoria. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Mr Erick Ooko died instantly Tuesday evening after he was attacked by the hippo which bit him on the chest.
  • The animal is said to have disappeared into the lake after the attack.
  • Ms Wendot urged people living near the lake and other water bodies to be cautious.

A 27-year-old fisherman from Gwassi South in Homa Bay County has been killed by a hippopotamus while taking a bath at Rasira Beach in Lake Victoria.

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