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Hippo kills 12-year-old

05 March 2012, 15:00

Yahururu – A twelve-year-old boy was killed by a hippopotamus at Rurie village on Sunday.

Shadrack Mburu Mwangi was reportedly heading to Rudie shopping centre with his father Charles Mwangi when the incident happened.

According to Mwangi they were attacked by three hippos while walking on a bushy footpath. He believes the the hippos were returning to the nearby Kanguo dam after roaming in the surrounding farms at night.

Mwangi related how one of the hippos grabbed his son and threw him several meters forward. “As I tried to save him, two others emerged and I had to run for my life,” said Mwangi.

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