A Chinese tourist has been killed after being attacked by a hippo in Kenya’s Lake Naivasha.
Reuters reports the man was taking photographs when the attack occurred and the Kenya wildlife service is currently tracking the animal.
.#Chinese #tourist Chang Ming Chuang, 66, was pronounced dead on arrival at the #Naivasha District Hospital after being attacked by a hippo while Wu Peng Te, 62, survived the tragic encounter and is recuperating at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort. We are tracking the #hippo
— KWS (@kwskenya) August 12, 2018
“The man was bitten on the chest and his injuries were serious and he died minutes after he was retrieved from the lake,” Rift Valley Head of Criminal investigations Gideon Kibunja told the ABC.
The 66-year-old man, who has been identified as Chang Ming Chuang, was accompanied by 62-year-old Wu Peng Te, who survived the attack but required treatment at the local hospital in Naivasha.
According to News Corp, a fisherman was attacked by another hippo a few kilometres away from where the incident occurred.
Reports suggest higher than usual water levels could be causing hippos to wander from the lake to nearby properties to find pasture.
Chang Ming is the sixth person to be killed by hippos around Lake Naivasha this year.