A 26-year-old man died in the Rundu State Hospital yesterday after he was attacked by a hippo.
The incident occurred at Shitemo village in the Kavango East Region around 09h00 on Tuesday and the deceased has been identified as Likuwa Kudumo.
The Namibian Police said it is alleged that Kudumo and his sister were on their way to collect firewood when the hippo attacked the canoe they were in.
The hippo allegedly bit him on the chest, while the sister and her baby were rescued by a passerby.
Kudumo’s next of kin have been informed and police investigations into the matter continue.
Source: The Namibian Press Agency