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Harrowing video reveals a killer hippo dragging a toddler to his demise as crowds pelt it with rocks in Lake Victoria

Harrowing video shows a killer hippo dragging a child to his death as crowds pelt it with rocks in Lake Victoria


THIS is the distressing second a hippopotamus dragged slightly boy to his demise in Lake Victoria.

Footage reveals the boy submerged within the water as locals cried out and pelted the animal with rocks.

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The hippo dragged the younger boy out into Lake Victoria[/caption]

YouTube / Mildred Mildred

Locals tried to scare the hippo away however had been unable to save lots of the boy[/caption]

The boy, who has not been named, was enjoying by the shore in Mbita, Kenya.

The animal later launched the teen however he died from his accidents.

The video, which was filmed on September 16, reveals locals speeding to the water’s edge.

Screams and shouting might be heard because the hippo dragged the boy additional out into the water.

The individuals collect on the shoreline then throw rocks and sticks on the creature because it rears its head out of the water.

One man might be heard saying “Oh Jesus” because the hippo submerges itself underneath the water.

The physique of the boy was recovered later.

A resident advised Kenyans.co.ke: “For the final 4 months, the hippos have been terrorising residents and making it unimaginable for fishermen to run their errands throughout the night.”

Native authorities have requested the Kenya Wildlife Service to arrange a response crew close by.

William Onditi, chairman of Suba South Seaside Administration Unit Community, advised the publication: “There must be officers on standby to tame the animals at any time when they transfer out of the water. 

“The officers can use their weapons to scare them again to the water as a result of civilians don’t have the power to take action as a result of we don’t have weapons.”

Hippos are sometimes thought-about some of the lethal animals in Africa.

They’re recognized for being aggressive in the direction of people and generally tip boats over utilizing their huge bulk which might be as much as 9,000lbs.

With sharp tooth and highly effective jaws they’ve the power to crush a human to demise.


In January final yr a Kenyan fisherman was fortunate to flee together with his life after a hippo launched a savage assault close to Lake Naivasha in Kenya.

Mathew Wanjiuku was ambushed by the two-tonne large and held captive for 10 minutes whereas the animal continued to chew him.

Onlookers banged on a metallic sheet to scare the large mammal and ultimately it moved off, leaving Mathew coated in blood.

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Locals threw rocks and sticks on the hippo however couldn’t cease the animal swimming off[/caption]

YouTube / Mildred Mildred

The boy had been enjoying on the shore of Lake Victoria when the hippo attacked[/caption]